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Title: Quantification of Heterogeneous Degradation in Li-Ion Batteries

Abstract

The multiscale chemomechanical interplay in lithium-ion batteries builds up mechanical stress, provokes morphological breakdown, and leads to state of charge heterogeneity. Quantifying the interplay in complex composite electrodes with multiscale resolution constitutes a frontier challenge in precisely diagnosing the fading mechanism of batteries. In this work, hard X-ray phase contrast tomography, capable of nanoprobing thousands of active particles at once, enables an unprecedented statistical analysis of the chemomechanical transformation of composite electrodes under fast charging conditions. The damage heterogeneity is demonstrated to prevail at all length scales, which stems from the unbalanced electron conduction and ionic diffusion, and collectively leads to the nonuniform utilization of active particles spatially and temporally. This research highlights that the statistical mapping of the chemomechanical transformation offers a diagnostic method for the particles utilization and fading, hence could improve electrode formulation for fast-charging batteries.

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  1. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (France)
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  4. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  5. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States)
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
  7. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  8. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  9. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Pohang Accelerator Lab. (PAL) (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1524198
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1518492
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02‐76SF00515; 1542152; ID16A‐NI
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 25; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; chemomechanical interplay; fast charging; finite elemental modeling; NMC cathode; structural degradation; X‐ray phase contrast tomography

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Yang, Yang, Xu, Rong, Zhang, Kai, Lee, Sang‐Jun, Mu, Linqin, Liu, Pengfei, Waters, Crystal K., Spence, Stephanie, Xu, Zhengrui, Wei, Chenxi, Kautz, David J., Yuan, Qingxi, Dong, Yuhui, Yu, Young‐Sang, Xiao, Xianghui, Lee, Han‐Koo, Pianetta, Piero, Cloetens, Peter, Lee, Jun‐Sik, Zhao, Kejie, Lin, Feng, and Liu, Yijin. Quantification of Heterogeneous Degradation in Li-Ion Batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201900674.
Yang, Yang, Xu, Rong, Zhang, Kai, Lee, Sang‐Jun, Mu, Linqin, Liu, Pengfei, Waters, Crystal K., Spence, Stephanie, Xu, Zhengrui, Wei, Chenxi, Kautz, David J., Yuan, Qingxi, Dong, Yuhui, Yu, Young‐Sang, Xiao, Xianghui, Lee, Han‐Koo, Pianetta, Piero, Cloetens, Peter, Lee, Jun‐Sik, Zhao, Kejie, Lin, Feng, & Liu, Yijin. Quantification of Heterogeneous Degradation in Li-Ion Batteries. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201900674.
Yang, Yang, Xu, Rong, Zhang, Kai, Lee, Sang‐Jun, Mu, Linqin, Liu, Pengfei, Waters, Crystal K., Spence, Stephanie, Xu, Zhengrui, Wei, Chenxi, Kautz, David J., Yuan, Qingxi, Dong, Yuhui, Yu, Young‐Sang, Xiao, Xianghui, Lee, Han‐Koo, Pianetta, Piero, Cloetens, Peter, Lee, Jun‐Sik, Zhao, Kejie, Lin, Feng, and Liu, Yijin. Tue . "Quantification of Heterogeneous Degradation in Li-Ion Batteries". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201900674.
@article{osti_1524198,
title = {Quantification of Heterogeneous Degradation in Li-Ion Batteries},
author = {Yang, Yang and Xu, Rong and Zhang, Kai and Lee, Sang‐Jun and Mu, Linqin and Liu, Pengfei and Waters, Crystal K. and Spence, Stephanie and Xu, Zhengrui and Wei, Chenxi and Kautz, David J. and Yuan, Qingxi and Dong, Yuhui and Yu, Young‐Sang and Xiao, Xianghui and Lee, Han‐Koo and Pianetta, Piero and Cloetens, Peter and Lee, Jun‐Sik and Zhao, Kejie and Lin, Feng and Liu, Yijin},
abstractNote = {The multiscale chemomechanical interplay in lithium-ion batteries builds up mechanical stress, provokes morphological breakdown, and leads to state of charge heterogeneity. Quantifying the interplay in complex composite electrodes with multiscale resolution constitutes a frontier challenge in precisely diagnosing the fading mechanism of batteries. In this work, hard X-ray phase contrast tomography, capable of nanoprobing thousands of active particles at once, enables an unprecedented statistical analysis of the chemomechanical transformation of composite electrodes under fast charging conditions. The damage heterogeneity is demonstrated to prevail at all length scales, which stems from the unbalanced electron conduction and ionic diffusion, and collectively leads to the nonuniform utilization of active particles spatially and temporally. This research highlights that the statistical mapping of the chemomechanical transformation offers a diagnostic method for the particles utilization and fading, hence could improve electrode formulation for fast-charging batteries.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201900674},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = 25,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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