12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Ab initio studies on stabilities of products related to Li/S and Li/O batteries

Presented by Mr. Cliffton MASEDI on 13 Jul 2011 from 17:00 to 19:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster1
Track: Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


<p>Ab-intio Density Fuctional Theory has been employed to investigate the stabilities of Li< sub >2< /sub >O, Li< sub >2< /sub >S, Li< sub >2< /sub >O< sub >2< /sub > and Li< sub >2< /sub >S< sub >2< /sub > systems. Calculations were carried out utilizing Plane-wave Pseudopotential method within GGA-PBE using VASP CODE. We found good agreement between predicted data and experimental data of lattice parameters . The elastic constant for Li< sub >2< /sub >O, Li< sub >2< /sub >S accord well with experimental results and those of Li< sub >2< /sub >O< sub >2< /sub > and Li< sub >2< /sub >S< sub >2< /sub > are reasonably predicted, and satisfied stability conditions. Phonon dispersion of Li< sub >2< /sub >O and Li< sub >2< /sub >S compare well with those obtained from neutron scattering experiments. We predicted phonon dispersion of Li< sub >2< /sub >O< sub >2< /sub > suggest that the structure is stable, while those of Li< sub >2< /sub >S< sub >2< /sub >< sub >2< /sub > display soft modes along along Г direction hence suggesting structural instabilities. Furthermore phonon density of states attribute the instability to the vibrations of the sulphur atoms in the ab plane.

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