In my PhD I am working on investigating the processes behind Li-ion battery cathode’s degradation. As these processes have their origins at the nanoscale, I am using advanced electron microscopy techniques to study them. Through the use of electron energy loss spectroscopy I look at how the structure and oxidation states change at the surfaces of LiNiMnCoO2 upon various electrochemical stressing protocols. Moreover, I am developing operando liquid TEM techniques to make them more suitable for industrially relevant battery materials. This way, we will be able to study the degradation processes as they take place with high spatial resolution.
Research Keywords: In-Situ Electron Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Electrochemistry, Batteries