Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Materials Science
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
The electrochemical performance of lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries is strongly influenced by their structural and chemical characteristics. Annealing in a reducing atmosphere is able to modify the crystal structure of LiCoO2 by inducing oxygen vacancies, ideally enhancing its electrochemical performance. This master's thesis presents an investigation into the effects of low to mid-range annealing temperatures in a reducing atmosphere on bulk LiCoO2 powder, utilizing Raman spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction (XRD).
lithium cobalt oxide, reduction annealing, Raman spectroscopy, XRD, lithium-ion batteries, oxygen vacancies
Condensed Matter Physics
© Mathew A. Boeser
Boeser, Mathew A., "Investigating the Structural Properties of LiCoO2 Through Annealing in a Reducing Atmosphere and Characterization Using Raman Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction" (2023). MSU Graduate Theses. 3929.
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