First-principles investigation of phase stability inLixCoO2

A. Van der Ven, M. K. Aydinol, G. Ceder, G. Kresse, J. Hafner
1998 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
In this work, the phase diagram of Li x CoO 2 is calculated from first principles for x ranging from 0 to 1. Our calculations indicate that there is a tendency for Li ordering at xϭ 1 2 in agreement with experiment ͓J. N. Reimers and J. R. Dahn, J. Electrochem. Soc. 139, 2091 ͑1992͔͒. At low Li concentration, we find that a staged compound is stable in which the Li ions selectively segregate to every other Li plane leaving the remaining Li planes vacant. We do not find the two-phase region
more » ... ved at high Li concentration and speculate that this two-phase region is caused by the metal-insulator transition that occurs at concentrations slightly below x ϭ1.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.58.2975 fatcat:r5yn37ux55a6tp5cltdb7rmmym