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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorWillenberg, Shane
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-11T11:16:14Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11394/5944
dc.descriptionMagister Scientiae - MSc (Chemistry)
dc.description.abstractA novel lithium ion (Li-ion) battery cathode material has been investigated for potential mobile technology energy storage applications. I have successfully synthesized Lithium Manganese oxide (LMO), reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) and Aluminium trifluoride (AlF3). The cathode coated nanocomposite was compiled of the aforementioned materials to give [AlF3LiMn2O4-rGO]. A single-phase spinel was observed from X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies with a high intensity (111) plane which indicates good electrochemical activity. No alterations to the crystal structure were observed after forming the composite nano-cathode material. Fourier transfer infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy showed the vibrational spectrum of LiMn2O4 with a with asymmetric MnO6 stretching confirming that the spinel was formed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of the Western Cape
dc.titleCarbon supported aluminium trifluoride nanoparticles functionalized lithium manganese oxide for the development of advanced lithium ion battery system
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Western Cape
dc.description.embargo2021-04-30


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