Lithium Titanate (Li2TiO3) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Manufacturing Process
Applications

Introduction

Nanoparticles are becoming key components in a wide range of applications today.

This article discusses the properties and applications of lithium titanate nanoparticles. Lithium is a Block S, Period 2 element, titanate is Block D, Period 4 element, and oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.

Lithium titanate nanoparticles appear as an off-white powder.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of lithium titanate nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Li2TiO3
CAS No. 12031-82-2
Group Lithium 1
Titanium 4
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Lithium [He] 2s1
Titanium [Ar] 3d2 4s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Lithium 12.6
Titanium 43.6
Oxygen 43.8

Physical Properties

The physical properties of lithium titanate nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Molar mass 109.75 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of lithium titanate nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 1520-1564°C 2768-2847°F

Manufacturing Process

Lithium titanate nanoparticles are most commonly prepared by the mixing of lithium carbonate, Ti-nitrate solution, and citric acid followed by calcination, compaction, and sintering.

Applications

Some applications of lithium titanate include:

  • Electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries
  • Cathode for molten carbonate fuel cells
  • Used in sintering

Source: AZoNano

 

Date Added: Apr 9, 2013 | Updated: Jul 10, 2013
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