Electrochemistry SuiteMulti-Modal Liquid X-Ray Microscopy

Designed for X-ray microscopes and synchrotron beamlines, Hummingbird Scientific’s X-ray environmental cell systems use the same removable tip design of our liquid TEM holder, allowing for multi-modal electrochemistry experiments across x-ray and electron microscope platforms

Using the operando x-ray microscopy platform shown here, William Chueh and his team at Stanford mapped the dynamics of the Li composition and insertion rate in LixFePO4, and found that nanoscale spatial variations in rate and in composition control the lithiation pathway at the subparticle length scale.

Reference: J. Lim,Y. Li, D. H. Alsem, H. So, S. C. Lee, P. Bai, D.A. Cogswell, X. Liu, N. Jin, Y. Yu, N. J. Salmon, D. A. Shapiro, M. Z. Bazant, T.Tyliszczak, W. C. Chueh, “Origin and Hysteresis of Lithium Compositional Spatiodynamics Within Battery Primary Particles,” Science 353 (2016) pp. 566-571. Abstract

Image copyright © 2016, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Read More