Myoung Youp Songa, , , Ik Hyun Kwonb, Hye Ryoung Parkc and Daniel R. Mummd
LiCoyMn2−yO4 (y = 0.00, 0.04 and 0.08) were synthesized using a combustion method, and the electrochemical properties were examined in the voltage range of 3.5–5.0 V. The XRD patterns of the synthesized samples were similar, and the samples had a spinel phase structure. The first charge capacity curves exhibited an inflection in the voltage range of 4.2–5.0 V, where it is believed that additional, previously unreported phase transition occurs. The voltage vs. x curves for the first to fifth cycle exhibited two distinct voltage plateaus, corresponding well to a two-phase reaction and a one-phase reaction, respectively, as reported previously. For the voltage range of 3.5–5.0 V, the first discharge capacity increased and the cycling performance improved as y increased. Among these samples, LiCo0.08Mn1.92O4 had the largest first discharge capacity of 132.5 mA h/g at 600 μA/cm2, and its cycling efficiency was 91.1% at the 15th cycle in the voltage range of 3.5–5.0 V.