Article Metrics


Online attention

Using in-situ laboratory and synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction for lithium-ion batteries characterization: a review on recent developments

DOI: 10.3390/condmat5040075 DOI Help

Authors: Alice Llewellyn (University College London; The Faraday Institution) , Alessia Matruglio (University College London; The Faraday Institution) , Dan J. L. Brett (University College London; The Faraday Institution) , Rhodri Jervis (University College London; The Faraday Institution) , Paul R. Shearing (University College London; The Faraday Institution)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Condensed Matter , VOL 5

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2020

Open Access Open Access

Abstract: Renewable technologies, and in particular the electric vehicle revolution, have generated tremendous pressure for the improvement of lithium ion battery performance. To meet the increasingly high market demand, challenges include improving the energy density, extending cycle life and enhancing safety. In order to address these issues, a deep understanding of both the physical and chemical changes of battery materials under working conditions is crucial for linking degradation processes to their origins in material properties and their electrochemical signatures. In situ and operando synchrotron-based X-ray techniques provide powerful tools for battery materials research, allowing a deep understanding of structural evolution, redox processes and transport properties during cycling. In this review, in situ synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction methods are discussed in detail with an emphasis on recent advancements in improving the spatial and temporal resolution. The experimental approaches reviewed here include cell designs and materials, as well as beamline experimental setup details. Finally, future challenges and opportunities for battery technologies are discussed.

Journal Keywords: lithium-ion batteries; in-situ XRD; operando analysis; synchrotron X-ray characterization; battery technology

Diamond Keywords: Batteries; Lithium-ion

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Energy, Materials

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Added On: 26/11/2020 09:53


Discipline Tags:

Energy Storage Energy Physical Chemistry Energy Materials Chemistry Materials Science

Technical Tags:

Diffraction X-ray Powder Diffraction