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A custom battery for operando neutron powder diffraction studies of electrode structure

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Abstract


  • Structure–property relations are central to understanding functional materials,

    and for battery research the use of neutron powder diffraction to reveal the

    atomistic and molecular-scale origin of battery performance characteristics is

    often essential. Although operando experiments of this kind are increasingly

    common as neutron sources and instrumentation advance, these experiments

    are hindered by the often large barrier presented by the preparation of whole

    batteries that yield a neutron diffraction signal from the electrode of interest

    that is sufficient to extract detailed structural information. This article presents a

    custom battery that is specifically designed for operando neutron powder

    diffraction. The battery is a pouch type and contains layers of positive and

    negative electrodes in a parallel-connecting stack. Importantly, the battery can

    be easily prepared in most laboratories, is configurable, and can be used with

    both lithium and sodium charge carriers. This paper provides some example

    operando neutron powder diffraction studies using this battery.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Pang, W. Kong. & Peterson, V. K. (2015). A custom battery for operando neutron powder diffraction studies of electrode structure. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48 280-290.

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  • 2-s2.0-84922310985

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2332&context=aiimpapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 290

Volume


  • 48

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Structure–property relations are central to understanding functional materials,

    and for battery research the use of neutron powder diffraction to reveal the

    atomistic and molecular-scale origin of battery performance characteristics is

    often essential. Although operando experiments of this kind are increasingly

    common as neutron sources and instrumentation advance, these experiments

    are hindered by the often large barrier presented by the preparation of whole

    batteries that yield a neutron diffraction signal from the electrode of interest

    that is sufficient to extract detailed structural information. This article presents a

    custom battery that is specifically designed for operando neutron powder

    diffraction. The battery is a pouch type and contains layers of positive and

    negative electrodes in a parallel-connecting stack. Importantly, the battery can

    be easily prepared in most laboratories, is configurable, and can be used with

    both lithium and sodium charge carriers. This paper provides some example

    operando neutron powder diffraction studies using this battery.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Pang, W. Kong. & Peterson, V. K. (2015). A custom battery for operando neutron powder diffraction studies of electrode structure. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48 280-290.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922310985

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2332&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1331

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 290

Volume


  • 48

Place Of Publication


  • United States