Peering into batteries at the push of a button
X-ray diffraction technology developed at Rigaku can deliver critical data about working lithium-ion batteries
Ref: Nature 595 (1 July 2021)
Operando analysis of batteries
The use of lithium-ion batteries is expanding to power supplies for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet devices, and to power supplies for vehicles such as electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles in order to comply with strict environmental regulations. Lithium-ion secondary batteries are required to have higher performance, and research on next-generation battery materials is being actively conducted. Especially for secondary batteries aimed at electric vehicles, it is important to ensure long life and safety. As with other battery systems, cathode and anode materials are important factors in determining the performance of lithium-ion secondary batteries. In particular, research on the degradation mechanism of batteries aiming at prolonging their life has been widely conducted. In such research, it is important to grasp the interaction between the positive electrode, the negative electrode, and the electrolyte, and it is necessary to analyze what kind of reaction occurs during the charge / discharge process. If you are interested in XRD analysis for characterization during charge / discharge process, Rigaku will strongly support your research as an ideal partner. Rigaku has a powerful X-ray source and optimized analysis tools for operand analysis of laminated batteries, coin cells and all solid state batteries.