Energy Storage

Imaging energy storage systems

We are using X-ray characterization under realistic operating conditions to understand more completely how rechargeable batteries, such as Li-ion, function and fail. Using different imaging, spectroscopy, and scattering techniques we can probe batteries from the mm down to Å length scales. Depending on the technique and the questions we want to explore, we can probe full cells in either pouch or cylindrical geometries, half cells, and model cell geometries.