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ARJUNA: An Electrochemical Interface Mapping Probe for Solid-State Batteries

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Journal of the Electrochemical Society
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Solid-state batteries (SSBs) are promising candidates for next-generation energy storage, although their performance can be compromised by interfacial heterogeneity within the electrolyte. Furthermore, ensuring the quality of large form-factors electrolyte film is crucial for establishing a robust manufacturing platform for solid-state batteries. Herein, we report on the use of ARJUNA, an electrochemical interface mapping system, to characterize heterogeneities at solid electrolyte interfaces and to serve as a quality control system for SSB manufacturing. In addition to spatial mapping, the proposed system can also probe the interface behavior as a function of pressure and temperature. We present the operating principle, design, instrumentation, and evaluation of the system alongside a typical hybrid solid electrolyte produced using two common manufacturing processes. This report showcases the capability of ARJUNA to probe the heterogeneity and quality of processed solid electrolyte films.