Oxygen redox in hexagonal layered Na: XTMO3 (TM = 4d elements) for high capacity Na ion batteries

M. H.N. Assadi, Masashi Okubo, Atsuo Yamada, Yoshitaka Tateyama*


研究成果: Article査読

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Through comprehensive density functional calculations, we demonstrate oxygen's significant participation in the redox reaction in a Na excess NaxRuO3 cathode material. The availability of O electrons for the redox reaction originates from the local coordination environment. For high sodium content (x ≈ 2), O ions in the layered hexagonal Na2RuO3 compound are coordinated by four Na ions and consequently have their 2p electrons lifted closer to the Fermi level. For lower Na content (x ≈ 1), Na1RuO3 adopts an ilmenite type R3 structure in which O ions are coordinated by two Ru and two Na ions. In this case, O under-coordination further elevates O 2p states closer to the Fermi level. In both cases, high O electronic population near the Fermi level facilitates continuous participation of O in the redox reaction over a wide range of Na concentrations. Based on this concept, we also predict that Na1NbO3 with an ilmenite framework is a suitable and economical candidate for high voltage and high capacity cathodes for Na ion batteries.

ジャーナルJournal of Materials Chemistry A
出版ステータスPublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 材料科学(全般)


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