Lithium-intercalation oxides for rechargeable batteries

Ceder G., VanderVen A., AYDINOL M. K.

JOM-JOURNAL OF THE MINERALS METALS & MATERIALS SOCIETY, vol.50, no.9, pp.35-40, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Since the introduction of the LixC/LiCoO2 cell, rechargeable lithium batteries have become the technology of choice for applications where volume or weight are a consideration (e.g., laptop computers and cell phones). The focus of current research in cathode-active materials is on less-expensive or higher-performance materials than LiCoO2. This article illustrates how first-principles calculations can play a critical role in obtaining the understanding needed to design improved cathode oxides.