Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy for visualization and local electrochemical activities of lithium-ion (de) intercalation process in lithium-ion batteries electrodes

Akichika Kumatani, Yasufumi Takahashi, Chiho Miura, Hiroki Ida, Hirotaka Inomata, Hitoshi Shiku, Hirokazu Munakata, Kiyoshi Kanamura, Tomokazu Matsue

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Abstract

Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy with a single barrel micro-/nano-pipette (SECCM) was applied to lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) composite positive electrodes and an isolated LiFePO4 secondary particle for lithium-ion batteries. To analyze lithium-ion (Li+) charge or discharge process on the electrodes using local probe, a pipette filled with LiCl electrolyte solution and Ag/AgCl quasi-reference counter electrode (QRCE) was used. Both the local electrochemical activities of LiFePO4 on the composite electrodes and a single particle were revealed by SECCM as in-situ direct measurement of current response-related Li+ transport from mapping and cyclic voltammogram at confined area by the pipette. The mapping has visualized Li+ deintercalation process from LiFePO4 at +0.65 V (applied between the sample-QRCE). We show that the SECCM system is a strong analytical tool for a characterization of local Li+ behavior of active electrode materials in lithium-ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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