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Synchrotron x‐ray tomography for rechargeable battery research: Fundamentals, setups and applications

DOI: 10.1002/smtd.202100557 DOI Help

Authors: Fengcheng Tang (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Central South University) , Zhibin Wu (Central South University) , Chao Yang (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) , Markus Osenberg (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) , Andre Hilger (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) , Kang Dong (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) , Henning Markötter (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und Prüfung) , Ingo Manke (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) , Fu Sun (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) , Libao Chen (Central South University) , Guanglei Cui (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Small Methods , VOL 34

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2021

Abstract: Understanding the complicated interplay of the continuously evolving electrode materials in their inherent 3D states during the battery operating condition is of great importance for advancing rechargeable battery research. In this regard, the synchrotron X-ray tomography technique, which enables non-destructive, multi-scale, and 3D imaging of a variety of electrode components before/during/after battery operation, becomes an essential tool to deepen this understanding. The past few years have witnessed an increasingly growing interest in applying this technique in battery research. Hence, it is time to not only summarize the already obtained battery-related knowledge by using this technique, but also to present a fundamental elucidation of this technique to boost future studies in battery research. To this end, this review firstly introduces the fundamental principles and experimental setups of the synchrotron X-ray tomography technique. After that, a user guide to its application in battery research and examples of its applications in research of various types of batteries are presented. The current review ends with a discussion of the future opportunities of this technique for next-generation rechargeable batteries research. It is expected that this review can enhance the reader's understanding of the synchrotron X-ray tomography technique and stimulate new ideas and opportunities in battery research.

Journal Keywords: 3D imaging; batteries; synchrotron X-ray; tomography

Diamond Keywords: Batteries

Subject Areas: Materials, Chemistry, Energy


Instruments: I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging

Added On: 05/08/2021 11:33

Discipline Tags:

Physical Chemistry Energy Energy Storage Materials Science Energy Materials Chemistry

Technical Tags:

Imaging Tomography