In situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray techniques for lithium-ion battery research

Seong Min Bak, Zulipiya Shadike, Ruoqian Lin, Xiqian Yu, Xiao Qing Yang

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Lithium-ion battery (LIB) technology is the most attractive technology for energy storage systems in today’s market. However, further improvements and optimizations are still required to solve challenges such as energy density, cycle life, and safety. Addressing these challenges in LIBs requires a fundamental understanding of the reaction mechanisms in various physical/chemical processes during LIB operation. Advanced in situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray characterization techniques are powerful tools for providing valuable information about the complicated reaction mechanisms in LIBs. In this review, several state-of-the-art in situ/operando synchrotron-based X-ray techniques and their combination with other characterization tools for battery research are introduced. Various in situ cell configurations and practical operating tips for cell design and experimental set-ups are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-580
Number of pages18
JournalNPG Asia Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work at Brookhaven National Lab was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office (BMR project including the VTO Battery 500) under Contract Number DE-SC0012704. The work at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences was supported by funding from the National Key R&D Program of China (Grants No. 2017YFB0102004) and “Thousand Talents Program for Young Scientists”.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, The Author(s).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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