Beyond imaging: Applications of atomic force microscopy for the study of Lithium-ion batteries

Weidong Zhao, Wentao Song, Ling Zhi Cheong, Deyu Wang, Hong Li, Flemming Besenbacher, Fuqiang Huang, Cai Shen*

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Abstract

Research and development of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)require powerful characterization approaches. Atomic force microscopy (AFM)is a multifunctional method that allows investigation of the topography, the electrochemical reactions, the ion transport phenomena, and the surface potential of samples at high resolution. Thus, this technique plays an increasingly important role in the study of LIBs. Herein, the progresses made in the application of AFM for the study of LIBs are reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltramicroscopy
Volume204
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
ISSN0304-3991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Keywords

  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Ion transport
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Solid electrolyte interphase

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