Enormous progress has been made in the last decade in battery technology largely driven by the consumer electronics. Advanced battery technology often employs nanostructured and hybrid materials for increased charge/discharge cycle numbers and longer lifetime and increased capacity. The materials development for optimized battery electrodes requires the ability to study the chemical processes during charging and discharging under in-operando conditions to understand operation and failure mechanisms and to design improved battery electrodes on a knowledge base.
- Characterization of cathode materials of Li-S batteries
- Electric double layer (EDL)