Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp 728–732 | Cite as

Electrochemical investigation of the diffusion of lithium in β-LiAl alloy at room temperature

  • N. Kumagai
  • Y. Kikuchi
  • K. Tanno
  • F. Lantelme
  • M. Chemla


The chemical diffusion coefficients of lithium in β-LiAl alloy were measured by the use of transient techniques such as chronopotentiometry, chronoamperometry and a.c. impedance spectroscopy in 1 M LiClO4-propylene carbonate at 25° C. A β-LiAl layer, formed by electrodepositing lithium on a thin aluminium substrate having a microstructure of preferred (100) orientation, was mainly used. The values of the diffusion coefficients were found to be of the order of 10−10 cm2s−1, which are close to those reported in the literature. A scatter in the coefficient was discussed in terms of the formation and disruption of the passivating layer on the alloy.


Aluminium Spectroscopy Microstructure Physical Chemistry Lithium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kumagai
    • 1
  • Y. Kikuchi
    • 1
  • K. Tanno
    • 1
  • F. Lantelme
    • 2
  • M. Chemla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringIwate UniversityMoriokaJapan
  2. 2.Laboratoire d'Electrochimie, U. A. 430Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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