Application of atomic force microscopy for the study of lithium-ion batteries

Cai Shen, Shu-Wei Wang, Shi-Qiang Huang, Yan Jin, Deyu Wang

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Development of advanced Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs) represents a fast growing field of science and technology. However, many fundamental problems remained unresolved due to lack of understanding of surface/interface phenomenon of LIB on nanometer scale. Here, we review recent applications of atomic force microscopy to study three key aspects of lithium ion batteries namely solid electrolyte interface, ion transportation and dendrite growth. In situ AFM is an ideal tool for the study of solid electrolyte interface and lithium deposition because of its real time and non-invasive. It is highly expected significant advances will be made in the coming years on this research area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of NanoScience, NanoEngineering & Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic force microscopy
  • lithium ions
  • imaging
  • batteries
  • microscopic


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