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A Tiny Tool with Great Potential

, A Tiny Tool with Great Potential

2016 Clean Energy Fellow  Ehsan Nasr Esfahani and 2014 Fellow Amadreza Eshghinejad have published a paper with Peiqi Wang, Shuhong Xie, Timothy C. Geary, and CEI Faculty Stuart Adler and Jiangyu Li in the Journal of Applied Physics.

The team describes a new nanoscale probe that detect ions and electronic defects using a heated cantilever that feels the material by causing tiny vibrations. This technique will allow researchers to study electrochemical systems and improve battery materials.

To learn more about the implications of this discovery and the team’s exciting research read the following media coverage:

Scanning thermo-ionic microscopy for probing local electrochemistry at the nanoscale (Journal of Applied Physics)