New and existing materials for lithium-ion batteries are being studied extensively with the aim of increasing their storage capacity and lifetime. While the SEM is an important tool in the study of these materials, characterising the distribution of Li still remains one of the main challenges.
Here we show the latest progress towards characterising Li-ion battery materials with EDS in SEM by exploring how lithiation can be studied on graphite anodes with the Extreme detector and on lithium-containing ceramics using a conventional detector.
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