Provided is a cathode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable batteries which allows production of batteries having improved load characteristics with stable quality, and also allows production of batteries having high capacity. Also provided are a cathode for nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable batteries and a nonaqueous electrolyte rechargeable battery. The cathode active material includes secondary particles each composed of a plurality of primary particles, and/or single crystal grains, and has a specific surface area of not smaller than 20 m2/g and smaller than 0.50 m2/g, wherein average number A represented by formula (1) is not less than 1 and not more than 10: A=(m+p)/(m+s) (m: the number of single crystal grains; p: the number of primary particles composing the secondary particles; s: the number of secondary particles).

Title
Positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, positive electrode and secondary battery
Application Number
12/521251
Publication Number
20100019194
Application Date
December 26, 2007
Publication Date
January 28, 2010
Inventor
Akihito Kaneko
Masayuki Moritaka
Tetsu Fujiwara
Agent
Sughrue Mion Pllc
DC, US
IPC
H01M 04/90
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