Battery/Energy Storage Analysis
Pack more power into longer-lasting energy sources
Longer-lasting energy sources and batteries continue to be pivotal for many industries, particularly the automotive industry.
Avenues of investigation surrounding energy often focus on lithium-ion batteries, solar cells, fuel cells and other sources of energy storage and conduction. Through application notes and webinars, we’ll demonstrate how to analyze the battery/energy storage component using critical technologies like Raman and XPS. Rheometry can also be utilized for the mechanical analysis of electrode coating materials and printing pastes for solar panels.
Featured Video: Developing Battery and Fuel Cell Materials with Raman Spectroscopy
Using Raman Microscopy in electrochemistry for battery and fuel cell storage research.
Energy-related Materials Analysis Resources
Presentation: Characterization of materials for new battery development
The EL-CELL company, Hamburg, Germany in conjunction with Thermo Fisher Scientific presents a 40-minuted recorded webinar covering the characterization of electrode and separator materials for new battery development using electrochemical test equipment, including optical test cells used in combination with Raman microscopy in the reflection mode.
The presentation covers --
Basics of battery testing
- Energy content
- Lifetime and ageing
- Impedance measurements
- Expansion of electrodes during charge/discharge
- Safety issues
Testing new battery technologies
Two case studies
Two electrode testing measures voltage between the two electrodes and can be used for cycling tests and impedance tests. Three electrode testing uses a reference electrode when it is impossible to differentiate between cathode and anode (half cell) voltages.
Raman measurements of battery test cells using an optical test cell for in-situ Raman spectroscopy of battery test cells. This test shows structural and molecular changes in experimental battery materials during charging over time, and can enable the analysis of lithiation of electrodes over time.