Let’s talk about some recent science work on lithium-ion batteries, and the journal article reporting the work. Scientists tell each other about their work through articles (or “papers”). This one is called: In Situ TEM Investigation of Congruent Phase Transition and Structural Evolution of Nanostructured Silicon/Carbon Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries.
Sometimes titles are hard to understand unless you break them down into pieces:
TEM is transmission electron microscopy
in situ means they’re doing some experiment and watching it happen inside the TEM
phase transition means atoms are going from one arrangement to another
structural evolution means the experiment is changing the material somehow
nanostructured means the size they’re looking at is less than 1000 nanometers
an anode is the negative electrode in a battery
lithium ion batteries are like computer or cell phone batteries
This paper is in a journal called Nano Letters. Under the title is a list of names. These are the authors. Basically that is everyone who did the science work, dreamed it up, paid for it, or wrote the paper. (This C&EN article on the paper summarizes and contains a link to it.)

Let’s talk about some recent science work on lithium-ion batteries, and the journal article reporting the work. Scientists tell each other about their work through articles (or “papers”). This one is called: In Situ TEM Investigation of Congruent Phase Transition and Structural Evolution of Nanostructured Silicon/Carbon Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries.

Sometimes titles are hard to understand unless you break them down into pieces:

  • TEM is transmission electron microscopy
  • in situ means they’re doing some experiment and watching it happen inside the TEM
  • phase transition means atoms are going from one arrangement to another
  • structural evolution means the experiment is changing the material somehow
  • nanostructured means the size they’re looking at is less than 1000 nanometers
  • an anode is the negative electrode in a battery
  • lithium ion batteries are like computer or cell phone batteries

This paper is in a journal called Nano Letters. Under the title is a list of names. These are the authors. Basically that is everyone who did the science work, dreamed it up, paid for it, or wrote the paper. (This C&EN article on the paper summarizes and contains a link to it.)