Workshop: Battery Innovation through advanced structural, chemical and mechanical characterisation

(Nanowerk News) This interactive workshop on April 25, 2018 from 10:00 - 16:00 at the Coventry Transport Museum in the UK highlights how different characterisation techniques combine to address the development, performance and degradation challenges for lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.
  • Discover how characterisation techniques accelerate battery development
  • Explore how correlative methods can predict lifetime and degradation
  • Network with academics and industrialists at the cutting edge of battery innovation
  • Presentations on key topics identified by our battery customers

  • Understanding the effects of Secondary Electrode Interphases (SEI)
  • Quantifying kinetically and thermodynamically driven electrochemical processes
  • Correlating crystalline structure and mechanical properties to capacity and failure
  • Relating anode and cathode nanoscale materials properties to battery energy density
  • Characterisation techniques for battery R&D and failure analysis

    Characterisation techniques for battery R&D and failure analysis
    Battery applications of selected characterisation methods being discussed include:
    Atomic Force Microscopy – correlative nanoscale electrical, electrochemical, and morphological properties of cathodes, quantifying SEI growth and capacity loss from cracking
    NMR Spectroscopy – atomic level insights in kinetic and thermodynamic process during electrochemical cell cycling
    FTIR Spectroscopy – characterises mechanistic pathways at the cathode (ATR with EC cell)
    X-ray Diffraction – understanding lithium ion migration processes and state of battery charge
    Micro-CT – tomographic studies of cathode porosity and ageing phenomena
    Nanomechanical testing – electrode creep/stress, phase separation and delamination of separators

    Who should participate this event?

  • Scientists/engineers working on batteries, fuel cells and smart energy
  • Faraday Institution, automotive sector and supply chain
  • Individuals looking to exploit current funding opportunities
  • Event Venue

    The Coventry Transport Museum with extensive displays of past and future technologies will be open for delegates before and after the event and has excellent road and rail access. Bruker look forward to your participation in this highly topical workshop.
    Source: Bruker Nano Surfaces