Determination of lithium and other elemental distributions and investigation of micro-structural changes that occur during battery cycling are crucial to understanding the processes that govern energy density, efficiency and life time of battery materials.
While detecting light elements such as lithium can be extremely challenging for X-ray based techniques like EDS, SIMS has no such issue and high resolution imaging/analysis is simple. The V500 FIB-SIMS can detect multiple elements in parallel across the full periodic table at unrivaled spacial resolution making it the ideal tool for battery studies.
Read the latest FIB-SIMS publications on battery materials here.
Download the latest ZEISS white paper on "Analysis of Lithium Ion Batteries with SIMS" using the V500 FIB-SIMS on the ORION NanoFab here.