Studying battery cathode materials using X-ray diffraction

As the intricacies of electrochemical reactions are one source of degradation, we will show how X-ray diffraction and scattering analysis can lead to the improvement of li-ion battery performance and discuss special considerations for experimental design such as selecting measurement geometry.


Scott Speakman

XRD Principal Scientist, Malvern Panalytical

Nik Reeves-McLaren

Research and Teaching Fellow, The University of Sheffield


What you will learn

  • How to analyze the atomic phase changes in cathode material
  • How to study the pathways that lithium uses to move through the cathode
  • Special considerations for optimal experimental design