Synthesis, characterization, and electrochemical studies of chemically synthesized NaFePO 4

Ann Sun, Faith R. Beck, Daniel Haynes, James A. Poston, S. R. Narayanan, Prashant N. Kumta, A. Manivannan

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NaFePO 4 is a naturally occurring mineral known as maricite. This compound has not been well characterized or examined for its potential use in battery applications. In the present study, NaFePO 4 has been synthesized via the Pechini process with the resulting sample being characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Electrochemical properties have been investigated for possible application as a cathode in sodium-ion batteries. Electrodes of these materials were tested in coin cells using LiPF 6 as the electrolyte and lithium metal as the counter electrode. Constant current cycling, cyclic voltammetry, and in situ frequency response analyses were performed. The results obtained demonstrate constant capacity or progressive increase in capacity with the consistently low internal resistance exhibited over consecutive cycles indicating possible application as a lithium analog in Na-ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1729-1733
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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