In Situ Neutron Techniques for Studying Lithium Ion Batteries

Published: May 01, 2012


Howard Wang, Robert G. Downing, Joseph A. Dura, Daniel S. Hussey


We review in situ neutron techniques for studying lithium ion batteries. Four neutron measurement techniques, neutron depth profiling (NDP), neutron reflectivity (NR), small angle neutron scattering (SANS), and neutron imaging (NI) are discussed in this chapter. They are used to quantify the real-time distribution and transport of Li in active battery components during the battery operation, and gain new insights in the function and failure of battery systems. We demonstrate that in situ neutron diagnoses offer new opportunities in better understanding the performance and lifetime of secondary batteries.
Citation: Polymers for Energy Storage and Delivery: Polyelectrolytes for Batteries and Fuel Cells
Volume: 1096
Publisher Info: Americal Chemical Society, Washington , DC
Pub Type: Books

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neutron depth profiling, neutron reflectometry, small angle neutron scattering, neutron imaging, Li (lithium), batteries, fuel cells, polyelectrolytes, or polymer electrolytes
Created May 01, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017