Nanoscale in situ characterization of Li-ion battery electrochemistry via scanning ion conductance microscopy

Albert L. Lipson, Ryan S. Ginder, Mark C. Hersam

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Scanning ion conductance microscopy imaging of battery electrodes, using the geometry shown in the figure, is a tool for in situ nanoscale mapping of surface topography and local ion current. Images of silicon and tin electrodes show that the combination of topography and ion current provides insight into the local electrochemical phenomena that govern the operation of lithium ion batteries

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5613-5617
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2011



  • batteries
  • characterization tools
  • charge transport
  • electrodes
  • structure-property relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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