"Studying the Kinetics of Crystalline Silicon Nanoparticle Lithiation with In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy"

Matthew T. McDowell: Ill Ryu, Seok Woo Lee, Chongmin Wang, William D. Nix, Yi Cui; Advanced Materials, 09/04/12.

Additional Authors: Ill Ryu, Seok Woo Lee, Chongmin Wang, William D. Nix, Yi Cui

Abstract:

In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is used to study the electrochemical lithiation of high-capacity crystalline Si nanoparticles for use in Li-ion battery anodes. The lithiation reaction slows down as it progresses into the particle interior, and analysis suggests that this behavior is due not to diffusion limitation but instead to the influence of mechanical stress on the driving force for reaction.