Experimental Methods to Evaluate the Critical Properties of Electrodes and Electrolytes
Because of the desire to discover and optimize materials and configurations to be used in the components of advanced batteries, it is important to have a set of tools to evaluate their properties. A number of methods have been developed for this purpose, and the most useful and important ones are described and discussed in the following pages.
It is critical when using any such tool to design experiments that isolate the particular property that is to be evaluated. This is sometimes difficult to do, for battery materials and systems often consist of a number of components, with a significant degree of interaction among them.
KeywordsCritical Property Transference Number Chemical Diffusion Electroactive Species Mixed Conductor
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