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Scanning Electron Microscopy to Study the Nucleation and Growth Phenomena in Liquid Electrolytes under Operando Conditions

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Author(s)

Andrei Kolmakov, David Raciti

Abstract

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), while being amongst the most widespread analytical instrumentation, however, is not widely used to study nucleation and growth (NG) phenomena, partially due to insufficient exposure of the electrochemical research community to its capabilities. Here, we report on a simple but versatile custom-made setup for liquid phase (LP) SEM to access chemically and electrochemically driven NG processes in liquids. In addition, the experimental artifacts and limitations of the technique related to radiation damage of the liquids will be revealed. Finally, a few recent developments in radiation damage-free LP SEM imaging in liquids will be discussed.
Citation
Journal of Electrochemical Society
Volume
169
Issue
11

Keywords

liquid phase scanning electron microscopy nucleation growth

Citation

Kolmakov, A. and Raciti, D. (2022), Scanning Electron Microscopy to Study the Nucleation and Growth Phenomena in Liquid Electrolytes under Operando Conditions, Journal of Electrochemical Society, [online], https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/aca0c9, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935426 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created November 16, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022