27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Atomistic Simulation Studies of Lithiated MnO2 Nanostructures

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Mr Kenneth Kgatwane (University of Limpopo)


MnO2 has found extensive applications as a cathode material in lithium batteries. However MnO2 suffers from structural degradation during charge/discharge which leads to capacity fading. We use atomistic simulation to explore and mitigate this structural collapse by employing novel porous MnO2 nanostructures with defects. The nanostructures are lithiated to simulate charge/discharge.

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Mr Kenneth Kgatwane (University of Limpopo)


Prof. Dean Sayle (Cranfield University) Prof. Phuti Ngoepe (University of Limpopo) Dr Regina Maphanga (University of Limpopo)

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