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Comparison of Different Lithium Anode: LCO, LMO, LFP and NMC

SpecificationsLi-cobalt
LiCoO2 (LCO)
Li-manganese
LiMn2O(LMO)
Li-phosphate
LiFePO(LFP)
NMC1
LiNiMnCoO2
Voltage3.60V3.80V3.30V3.60/3.70V
Charge limit4.20V4.20V3.60V4.20V
Cycle life2500–1,000500–1,0001,000–2,0001,000–2,000
Operating temperatureAverageAverageGoodGood
Specific energy150–190Wh/kg100–135Wh/kg90–120Wh/kg140-180Wh/kg
Specific power1C10C, 40C pulse35C continuous10C
SafetyAverage. Requires protection circuit and cell balancing of multi cell pack. Requirements for small formats with 1 or 2 cells can be relaxedVery safe, needs cell balancing and V protection.Safer than Li-cobalt. Needs cell balancing and protection.
Thermal. runaway3150°C
(302°F)
250°C
(482°F)
270°C
(518°F)
210°C
(410°F)
CostRaw material highMoli Energy, NEC Hitachi, SamsungHighHigh
In use since1994199619992003
Researchers, manufacturersSony, Sanyo, GS Yuasa, LG Chem Samsung Hitachi, ToshibaHitachi, Samsung, Sanyo, GS Yuasa, LG Chem, Toshiba
Moli Energy, NEC
A123, Valence, GS Yuasa, BYD, JCI/Saft, LishenSony, Sanyo, LG Chem, GS Yuasa, Hitachi Samsung
NotesVery high specific energy, limited power; cell phones, laptopsHigh power, good to high specific energy; power tools, medical, EVsHigh power, average
specific energy, elevated self-discharge
Very high specific energy, high power; tools, medical, EVs

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