I want to conduct in-situ XRD of a cathode in my battery using this coin cell with a kapton viewing window. I assume this cell configuration is the best I can find for my purpose, and that I can't easily make a better cell. However, the viewing window isn't super helpful if I still need to use a stainless steel current collector, as I have previously.
Thus it seems I have two options:
- Make a donut-shaped anode and separator, and XRD through the hole in the donut to hit the cathode. However, I worry that the cathode may not fully lithiate in the center, because it is not as close to in contact with my anode.
- Find a current collector which is transparent to XRD. Does anyone have a suggestion for such a current collector?