“Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.” Albert Einstein
Our mission at INE is to understand on a fundamental level the nanoscale properties of functional materials using in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques. We focus on nucleation and growth, phase transformations, surface reconstructions, and degradation mechanisms of nanostructures and we probe how the nanomaterials properties are affected by changes in temperature, electric field, and gaseous and/or liquid environment. We develop the techniques in order to dynamically observe the changes as they happen during real-time operation of their bulk counterparts. Such measurements have important implications on the design and development of electrochemical storage systems and memory devices.
Jing’s article on “Lithium-gold reference electrode for potential stability during in situ electron microscopy studies of lithium-ion batteries” is published by the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. To view the article please follow this link.
Jing’s article on “Charge/discharge cycling of Li1+x(Ni0.6Co0.2Mn0.2)1-xO2 primary particles performed in a liquid microcell for transmission electron microscopy studies” has been accepted by the Journal of Physics: Energy. To view the article please follow this link.