An article about sensing high-stress in solid-state batteries, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Physics Kristen Burson, was recently published in Science Advances. In collaboration with the University of Maryland, the authors studied the role of mechanical stress in solid-state batteries.

As the article explains, “stress can eventually lead to performance loss, degradation, and failure. A better physical understanding of ion transport dynamics through stressed battery materials would enable the early sensing of stress and enable effective strategies to mitigate deleterious consequences.”

“Pascalammetry with operando microbattery probes: Sensing high stress in solid-state batteries” describes the authors’ technique for quantitatively measuring stress and ion diffusion.

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