Researchers discover how nickel may inhibit charge/discharge rate in Li-ion batteries

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Simulated zone projection image based on LMNO crystal model with 20% Ni/Li disorder corresponding to blue rectangle. Simulated zone projection image based on LMNO crystal model with 10% Ni/Li disorder corresponding to white rectangle. Lithium transition-metal oxides have been widely used as the cathode for Li ion batteries. For example, a layered composite based on lithium nickel manganese oxide Li 1.2 Ni 0.2 Image of LMNO surface layer.

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