Electron energy-loss spectrometry on lithiated graphite

A. Hightower, C. C. Ahn, B. Fultz, Peter Rez

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Transmission electron energy-loss spectrometry was used to investigate the electronic states of metallic Li and LiC6, which is the Li-intercalated graphite used in Li-ion batteries. The Li K edges of metallic Li and LiC6 were nearly identical, and the C K edges were only weakly affected by the presence of Li. These results suggest only a small charge transfer from Li to C in LiC6, contrary to prior results from surface spectra obtained by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Effects of radiation damage and sample oxidation in the transmission electron microscopy are also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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