Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Abstract

In this project, we studied the effect that carbon coating with graphene has on the performance of Li2Fe0.5Mn0.5SiO4 cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. We synthesized the Li2Fe0.5Mn0.5SiO4 cathode materials, tested the performance with coin-cell battery testing, and characterized the composites through SEM and XRD analysis. Results are promising, indicating improved discharge capacity of the batteries and exceptional current efficiency, making grapheme-coated Li2Fe0.5Mn0.5SiO4 cathode materials a significant advance in energy storage.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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