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Battery Cell and In Situ Battery Electrode Analysis Method

United States Patent Application

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Battery cells are provided that can include: a housing defining a chamber having a fluid inlet and outlet; an anode at one side of the housing; a cathode at another side of the housing opposing and spaced apart from the anode a sufficient amount to allow for electrolyte between the anode and cathode; and the other side of the chamber defined by an ion permeable member. Methods for in situ battery electrode analysis are provided and these methods can include: providing a battery cell having an anode and a cathode; exposing the battery cell to an ion beam while the battery cell is operational to form secondary ions; and detecting the secondary ions to analyze the battery.
Zhu, Zihua (Richland, WA), Wang, Chongmin (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute
15/ 240,937
August 18, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO DISCLOSURE MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This disclosure was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the disclosure.