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Operando acoustic emission monitoring of degradation processes in lithium-ion batteries with a high-entropy oxide anode

Schweidler, Simon; Dreyer, Sören Lukas; Breitung, Ben; Brezesinski, Torsten ORCID iD icon


In recent years, high-entropy oxides are receiving increasing attention for electrochemical energy-storage applications. Among them, the rocksalt (Co$_{0.2}$Cu$_{0.2}$Mg$_{0.2}$Ni$_{0.2}$Zn$_{0.2}$)O (HEO) has been shown to be a promising high-capacity anode material. Because high-entropy oxides constitute a new class of electrode materials, systematic understanding of their behavior during ion insertion and extraction is yet to be established. Here, we probe the conversion-type HEO material in lithium half-cells by acoustic emission (AE) monitoring. Especially the clustering of AE signals allows for correlations of acoustic events with various processes. The initial cycle was found to be the most acoustically active because of solid-electrolyte interphase formation and chemo-mechanical degradation. In the subsequent cycles, AE was mainly detected during delithiation, a finding we attribute to the progressive crack formation and propagation. Overall, the data confirm that the AE technology as a non-destructive operando technique holds promise for gaining insight into the degradation processes occurring in battery cells during cycling.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141691
Veröffentlicht am 11.01.2022
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02685-2
Zitationen: 5
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Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 6
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2045-2322
KITopen-ID: 1000141691
HGF-Programm 38.02.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Fundamentals and Materials
Erschienen in Scientific reports
Verlag Nature Research
Band 11
Heft 1
Seiten Article no: 23381
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