Visualizing, better understanding, and improving batteries with X-Ray CT
Conventional means of materials analysis often require the destruction of the sample and do not allow the evolution of a battery to be monitored over the charge and discharge cycles. In addition, these techniques provide two-dimensional information only, which is unsuitable for the analysis of a three-dimensional porous network. In order to improve the performance of batteries, X-ray Computed Tomography provides a technical solution to the challenge of understanding materials analysis and porous networks.
Understanding the mechanisms of electrode degradation over cycles, means visualizing:
- “In-situ” measurements: produce images during charge & discharge cycles
- 3D rendering results of the electrode on a submicron scale