Quickly and accurately understand and develop battery and energy storage advanced materials.

The performance of advanced new materials, such as batteries, highly depends on their structure. Imaging techniques, such as electron microscopy and CT, are effective methods to capture the structure information of different battery components at multiple length scale. With such information, the next step is the use of imaging analysis software to turn the image into data for researcher to quantitatively interpret the structure–performance correlation.

At the macro level, Thermo Scientific Avizo Software can be used to assess the quality of the manufacturing process by allowing you to look into packaging, check solder points, and detect possible leakage or porosity and delamination. You can also examine the aging process, look into foil, cathode, and anode morphological changes or core leakage.

At the microscopic level, Avizo Software allows for the estimation of the tortuosity and permeability of the porosity structure of electrode and separator; thus, effective transport parameters can be further used in the electrochemical performance simulation. Quantification of triple phase boundary (TPB), phase distribution, and connectivity further allow for characterization of the cell’s performance.

Imaging data

Workflow using Avizo Software

Processing

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Visualization

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Analysis

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Customization

Confidence

Thanks to powerful segmentation and image processing capabilities and workflows, and after 20+ years of collaboration with the scientific community and thousands of researchers, it has been now proven that our digital imaging-based workflows provide reliable answers to industrial and scientific problems.

Customization

Customization

Because your needs are unique and keep evolving, our software solutions are fully flexible and open to customization. Thanks to our scripting interface (Python, TCL), bridge with MATLAB, and our programming API, you can expand our software solution and integrate your own IP (Intellectual Property). And, if needed, our professional service team can help you design unique solutions tailored to your needs.

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Support

Thanks to our dedicated professional support team, you get access to our top experts to ensure that no question is left unanswered. And with our training, consulting options, and ever-expanding collection of tutorials and how-to’s, you can reduce your learning curve and focus on getting the answers you are pursuing.

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Automation

Thanks to our automation capabilities, and with the addition of our always expanding online repository of add-ons (Xtra Gallery), you can encapsulate repeatable workflows into easy-to-reproduce recipes. With the addition of artificial intelligence, analysis can be performed by non-image processing experts, allowing them to save time on complex analysis while ensuring results consistency. 


3D quantitative analysis of Li-ion battery graphite anode

In the past decades, the rapid growth of electric vehicles and consumer electronics market leads battery technology to attract significant attention. In order to further advance battery technology, in-depth understanding on the electrode microstructure and its correlation to the battery performance is essential.

The graphite anode is commonly used in commercial Li-ion battery. This electrode is a highly complex system with features covers multiple length scale, thus challenging for characterization. The graphite particle to make the electrode are normally at the size range of a few microns to tens of microns, while the critical pore features in the electrode are at tens to hundreds to nm range. Therefore, a 3D imaging technique that can cover both large representative 3D volume (a few hundred micron ^3 volume) and high resolution data (tens of nm resolution) is needed.

 

Techniques

Fiber analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of fibrous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection of manufacturing process damage, such as matrix cracking, fiber/matrix debonding, or fiber breakage. Defects in the material can be quantified locally (voids, cracks) or globally (cross-sectional distortions or misalignment).

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Porosity analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection and classification of various types of porosity (for example, connected vs isolated; macro pores vs micro pores), even on images with complex artifacts (such as pore back effect in FIB-SEM).

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Pore Network Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. This extension enables the conversion of the pore space into a model (Pore Network Model) representing pores and their connectivity, on which various properties can be color mapped. It also provides advanced pore space statistics (pore size distribution, pore throat size distribution, channel length, etc.) and filtering of the model based on its properties.

Permeability analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of your materials. The Xlab extension provides numerical simulation capabilities to compute absolute permeability, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and molecular diffusivity.

Failure Analysis

Avizo Software provides a fast and robust meshing engine to automatically create simulation-ready meshes from 3D labeled images. Avizo Software generates high-quality meshes with smoothed conforming interfaces from large multi-material segmented images. You have fine control over element size distribution, while Avizo Software preserves thin structures and topology. Meshes can be exported to major solver’s format along with boundary conditions. Avizo Software also provides import of the solver’s outputs for post-processing the results with advanced visualization tools.

Grain Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of grains. Avizo Software provides advanced tools and enables the detection, segmentation, and analysis of grains, their size, distribution, and shape, even on complex images with artifacts. Grains can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

Particles analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of particles to improve performance of your materials, whether catalysts, alloys, or polymers. Avizo Software provides advanced tools to enable the detection, segmentation, and analysis of particles. Particles can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed, allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

Fiber analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of fibrous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection of manufacturing process damage, such as matrix cracking, fiber/matrix debonding, or fiber breakage. Defects in the material can be quantified locally (voids, cracks) or globally (cross-sectional distortions or misalignment).

Learn more

Porosity analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. Avizo Software enables the detection and classification of various types of porosity (for example, connected vs isolated; macro pores vs micro pores), even on images with complex artifacts (such as pore back effect in FIB-SEM).

Learn more

Pore Network Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of porous materials. This extension enables the conversion of the pore space into a model (Pore Network Model) representing pores and their connectivity, on which various properties can be color mapped. It also provides advanced pore space statistics (pore size distribution, pore throat size distribution, channel length, etc.) and filtering of the model based on its properties.

Permeability analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of your materials. The Xlab extension provides numerical simulation capabilities to compute absolute permeability, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and molecular diffusivity.

Failure Analysis

Avizo Software provides a fast and robust meshing engine to automatically create simulation-ready meshes from 3D labeled images. Avizo Software generates high-quality meshes with smoothed conforming interfaces from large multi-material segmented images. You have fine control over element size distribution, while Avizo Software preserves thin structures and topology. Meshes can be exported to major solver’s format along with boundary conditions. Avizo Software also provides import of the solver’s outputs for post-processing the results with advanced visualization tools.

Grain Analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of grains. Avizo Software provides advanced tools and enables the detection, segmentation, and analysis of grains, their size, distribution, and shape, even on complex images with artifacts. Grains can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

Particles analysis

Avizo Software is an all-in-one image analysis platform for the visualization, processing, and quantification of particles to improve performance of your materials, whether catalysts, alloys, or polymers. Avizo Software provides advanced tools to enable the detection, segmentation, and analysis of particles. Particles can then be filtered, classified, and analyzed, allowing full size, distribution, and shape statistical extraction. Avizo Software also provides the tools to automate and repeat your analysis through easy-to-customize recipes.

 

Services

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Introductory training

Shorten your learning curve and maximize your investment with this introductory training specifically designed for new users of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

The course consists of a lecture with hands-on sessions. The training material highlights the basic features and functionalities of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

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Advanced training

Maximize your investment and reduce your time-to-results with this advanced training specifically designed for existing users of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

The course consists of a lecture with hands-on sessions. The training material highlights advanced features and functionalities of Amira, Avizo and PerGeos Software.

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Custom development

With over 25 years of experience in 3D and image processing and hundreds of custom projects delivered to organizations small and large, Thermo Fisher Scientific can provide you with a solution tailored to fit your specific needs.

We can customize and expand our software solutions at various levels.

 

Resources

Introduction to Avizo Software for battery and energy materials.

Lithium-ion battery analysis.

Defect analysis of a lithium ion battery cathode. Serial imaging with electron microscopy followed by digital 3D reconstruction provides a highly detailed model of the sample.

Imaging at the battery cell level with micro CT.

Avizo Software is used to analyze the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell’s structure and characterize the tortuosity thanks to the use of Pore Network Modeling.

Multi-length scale characterization and simulation in tubular SOFC anodes Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs).

Introduction to Avizo Software for battery and energy materials.

Lithium-ion battery analysis.

Defect analysis of a lithium ion battery cathode. Serial imaging with electron microscopy followed by digital 3D reconstruction provides a highly detailed model of the sample.

Imaging at the battery cell level with micro CT.

Avizo Software is used to analyze the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell’s structure and characterize the tortuosity thanks to the use of Pore Network Modeling.

Multi-length scale characterization and simulation in tubular SOFC anodes Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs).

Features

Import and process your imaging data

    • Handle any modality, at any scale, of any size:

    - Bio-Formats
    - Bitmap formats
    - Microscopy: electron and optical
    - Medical and neuroimage formats
    - Molecular formats
    - Other acquisition devices (MRI, radiography, etc.)

    • Finite element modeling, geometric modeling, CAD
    • Support for multi-data/multi-view, multi-channel, time series, very large data
    • Scaling, calibration, conversion, re-sampling
    • Image enhancement, comprehensive filtering and convolution, Fourier frequency transforms
    • Artifact reduction algorithms
    • Advanced multi-mode 2D/3D automatic registration
    • Image stack alignment, arithmetic, correlation, fusion

    Easily segment your imaging data

    • Thresholding and auto-segmentation, object separation, automatic labeling
    • Region growing, snakes, interpolation, wrapping, smoothing
    • Morphological processing, including watershed and basins
    • Machine Learning-based segmentation
    • Automatic tracing of individual fibers and filaments
    • Skeletonization and filament network extraction
    • Interactive tools for generation or editing of segmentation and spatial graphs
    • 3D surface reconstruction
    • Grid generation for FEA/CFD

     

    Export your analysis and visualization work to seamlessly publish and present it

    • Animation and video generation
    • Advanced key frame and object animation
    • Mix images, geometric models, measurements and simulations
    • Annotations, measures legends, histograms and curve plots
    • Export spreadsheets, 3D models, high-quality images
    • Active and passive 3D stereo vision
    • Single and tiled screen display
    • Immersive environment

    Visualize and explore your imaging data

    • Interactive high-quality volume and multichannel visualization
    • Orthogonal, oblique, cylindrical and curved slicing
    • Contouring and iso-surface extraction
    • Maximum Intensity or other types of projections
    • Vector and tensor visualization
    • Objects and tracks
    • Molecular visualization

    Analyze your imaging data and obtain quantitative information

    • Intuitive recipe creation, customization, automated replay
    • Built-in measurements, including counts, volumes, areas, perimeters, aspect ratios and orientations
    • User-defined measures
    • Results viewer with spreadsheet tool and charting
    • Automatic individual feature measurements, 3D localization and spreadsheet selection
    • Automated statistics, distribution graphs
    • Feature filtering using any measurement criterion
    • Data registration, deformation, comparison and measurements

     

    Easily and quickly adapt Amira Software to your specific needs

    • Custom C++ modules development
    • MATLAB™ bridge
    • Python scripting API

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