Characteristics of ZnMn2O4 nanopowders prepared by flame spray pyrolysis for use as anode material in lithium ion batteries

Seung Ho Choi, Yun Chan Kang

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ZnMn2O4 nanopowders with homogeneous composition are prepared by flame spray pyrolysis from an aqueous spray solution containing Zn and Mn components. The ZnMn2O4 powders subjected to post-treatment at 500°C exhibit a mean size of 65 nm and nonaggregation characteristics. The discharge capacities of the precursor powder and the ZnMn2O4 powders post-treated at 400, 500, and 600°C are 1156, 1230, 1192, and 1086 mAh g-1, respectively, after 40 cycles at a current density of 300 mA g-1, and the corresponding capacity retentions measured after the first cycle are 69, 75, 78, and 79%. The ZnMn2O4 nanopowders post-treated at 500°C exhibit high initial discharge and charge capacities of 1192 and 632 mAh g-1, respectively, at a current density of 1000 mA g-1. The discharge capacity of the powders decreases from 1192 to 470 mAh g-1 during the first 15 cycles, and then becomes stable at values above 450 mAh g-1 until 110 cycles. Subsequently, the discharge capacities of the ZnMn2O4 nanopowders increase gradually from the 110th cycle onward. The maximum discharge capacity reaches 670 mAh g-1 after 160 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6281-6290
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode material
  • Flame spray pyrolysis
  • Nanoparticles
  • Zinc manganate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry


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