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Title: Electrochemical characteristics of B4C or BN added MnO2 cathode material for alkaline batteries.
Authors: Minakshi, M
Blackford, MG
Keywords: Boron Carbides
Boron Nitrides
Electric Batteries
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Minakshi, M., & Blackford, M. G. (2010). Electrochemical characteristics of B4C or BN added MnO2 cathode material for alkaline batteries. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 123(2-3), 700-705.
Abstract: Boron compounds generally produce a battery with high energy density. Since boron is an excellent conductor of electricity a battery with a high power density can also be achieved. With this objective, the electrochemical characteristics of boron carbide (B4C) added manganese dioxide (MnO2) for use as a cathode in alkaline battery were investigated during the discharge–charge process. Results of electrochemical measurements, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy show that boron aids the formation of lithium intercalated MnO2 (LixMnO2) during discharge with some degree of reversibility, however, capacity fade and a steep voltage profile is observed. The addition of boron nitride (BN) improved the discharge performance and characteristics of the cell are also compared and discussed. © 2010, Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0254-0584
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