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Evolution of Electrochemical Cell Designs for In-Situ and Operando 3D Characterization

Tan, C; Daemi, SR; Taiwo, OO; Heenan, TMM; Brett, DJL; Shearing, PR; (2018) Evolution of Electrochemical Cell Designs for In-Situ and Operando 3D Characterization. Materials , 11 (11) , Article 2157. 10.3390/ma11112157. Green open access

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Abstract

Lithium-based rechargeable batteries such as lithium-ion (Li-ion), lithium-sulfur (Li-S), and lithium-air (Li-air) cells typically consist of heterogenous porous electrodes. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of in-situ and operando micro-CT to capture their physical and chemical states in 3D. The development of in-situ electrochemical cells along with recent improvements in radiation sources have expanded the capabilities of micro-CT as a technique for longitudinal studies on operating mechanisms and degradation. In this paper, we present an overview of the capabilities of the current state of technology and demonstrate novel tomography cell designs we have developed to push the envelope of spatial and temporal resolution while maintaining good electrochemical performance. A bespoke PEEK in-situ cell was developed, which enabled imaging at a voxel resolution of ca. 230 nm and permitted the identification of sub-micron features within battery electrodes. To further improve the temporal resolution, future work will explore the use of iterative reconstruction algorithms, which require fewer angular projections for a comparable reconstruction.

Type: Article
Title: Evolution of Electrochemical Cell Designs for In-Situ and Operando 3D Characterization
Location: Switzerland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/ma11112157
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11112157
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: X-ray tomography, batteries, electrochemical cell design
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061144
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