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. and Binghamton University, has discovered a thermodynamically driven, yet kinetically controlled, surface modification in lithium-nickel-manganese-oxide (LMNO) cathode material which may inhibit the battery charge/discharge rate.

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