The need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions has strongly increased the need for electric energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries and super capacitors. A lithium battery currently offers the highest energy density so there is great interest in developing this battery technolog. Due to the limited availability of lithium, interest in sodium-based batteries is also increasing. NMR offers unique possibilities into the research of these materials and the use of the new DiffBB probe from Bruker facilitates automatic measurements of such substances significantly.
In this application note, we discuss experiments meant to show the possibilities of pulsed gradient spin echo diffusion in lithium ion battery research.