1st Edition

Microscopy and Microanalysis for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Edited By Cai Shen Copyright 2023
    478 Pages 203 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The past three decades have witnessed the great success of lithium-ion batteries, especially in the areas of 3C products, electrical vehicles, and smart grid applications. However, further optimization of the energy/power density, coulombic efficiency, cycle life, charge speed, and environmental adaptability are still needed. To address these issues, a thorough understanding of the reaction inside a battery or dynamic evolution of each component is required. Microscopy and Microanalysis for Lithium-Ion Batteries discusses advanced analytical techniques that offer the capability of resolving the structure and chemistry at an atomic resolution to further drive lithium-ion battery research and development.

    • Provides comprehensive techniques that probe the fundamentals of Li-ion batteries
    • Covers the basic principles of the techniques involved as well as its application in battery research
    • Describes details of experimental setups and procedure for successful experiments

    This reference is aimed at researchers, engineers, and scientists studying lithium-ion batteries including chemical, materials, and electrical engineers, as well as chemists and physicists.

    1. Introduction to Lithium-Ion Batteries. 2. Electron Microscopy for Advanced Battery Research. 3. Characterizing the Localized Electrochemical Phenomena in Li-Ion Batteries by Using SPM-Based Techniques. 4. Atom Probe Tomography. 5. In Situ X-Ray Diffraction Studies on Lithium-Ion and Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries. 6. ICP-Based Techniques for LIBs Characterization. 7. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. 8. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy: Atom to Micrometer. 9. Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry for Lithium-Ion Batteries. 10. Thermal Analysis of Li-Ion Batteries. 11. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. 12. Synchrotron X-Ray and Neutron Techniques.


    Cai Shen earned a PhD. in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews, UK, in 2008. Sequentially, He continued his research at the University of Maryland, Heidelberg University and Aarhus University. He was an Associate Professor and then Professor at the Ningbo institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science during 2013-2022. He joined the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in February 2022. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-review journals including JACS, ACS Nano, Nano Energy, Small Methods, and Energy Storage Materials. He is on the editorial board for a number of Journals including Journal of Microscopy, Materials and Energies. His research interesting mainly focuses on lithium-ion batteries and application of scanning probe microscopy. He has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in 2022.