Enhanced electrochemical performance of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode using an electrolyte with 3-(1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethoxy)-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoropropane

Ying Luo, Taolin Lu, Yixiao Zhang, Liqin Yan, Jingying Xie, Samuel S. Mao

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A new electrolyte based on fluorinated 3-(1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethoxy)-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoropropane (F-EPE) solvent is studied in LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4/Li cells. The electrochemical stability of the electrolyte with 10% F-EPE is carried out by linear sweep voltammetry and electrochemical floating test. These results indicate that the electrolyte with F-EPE has an oxidation potential of more than 5.2 V vs. Li+/Li, which is higher than that without F-EPE and enlarges the oxidative window of electrolyte. A thin and uniform SEI layer is formed on the surface of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 cathode by using electrolyte with F-EPE, leads to an improvement in the electrochemical performance, validated by charge-discharge tests, EIS, SEM, TEM, and XPS analysis.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2016


  • Fluorinated solvents
  • High voltage electrolyte
  • High voltage spinel
  • Lithium ion battery


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