Batteries market is dramatically growing since their first commercial introduction in the early 90’s based on demands for electronic devices and automotive. To face large issues such as increase of capacity, safety, life and running time as well as decrease of weight, volume and charge time, all stages have to be understood and controlled to maintain competitiveness and profitability. From any single component (cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte) to full pack, scientific fields and technologies involved require fast and innovative characterization tools.

Advanced materials research considers study of new material as well as their exploration at material level. Applied research will conciliate needs of industrialization through optimization of cell chemistry, establishment of advanced processing technologies and life time improvement. Advanced batteries development finalizes the performance optimization and cost reduction. Batteries production requires fast, easy and accurate QC monitoring, which provides fast detection of defaults in safety and performances issues, along with fast decision making when default is suspected. This will save time and money, while providing perfect traceability.

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Causes of Deterioration

HORIBA Scientific Analyzers

  • Crystallinity and crystal structural change based on Li-ion insertion and removal

Raman Spectroscopy

  • Reactivity influence by particle size

Particle Distribution Analyzer

  • Oxygen generation in high-temperature environment

Oxygen Analyzer

  • Elution of manganese ions

ICP-OES

  • Li Stoichiometry anomaly , deficient oxygen, degradation with charge/discharge cycle, surface oxidation, corrosion evaluation

GD-OES

  • Foreign material incorporation, moisture absorption, oxidation into active materials

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

  • Uneven distribution and gaps in active material

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

Causes of Deterioration

HORIBA Scientific Analyzers

  • Crystallinity evaluation of carbons by insert and desorption  Lithium-ion

Raman Spectroscopy

  • O reactivity influence by particle size

Particle Distribution Analyzer

  • Hyporeactivity by formulation of Seprator Electrolyte Interface (SEI)

GD-OES

  • Foreign material incorporation, moisture absorption, oxidation into active materials

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

  • Uneven distribution and gaps in active material

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

Causes of Deterioration

HORIBA Scientific Analyzers

  • Abnormal value of pH

pH, Particle Distribution Analyzer

  • Uneven size of active materials in the process of slurry in anode

Particle Distribution Analyzer

  • C identification type

Raman Microscopy

Causes of Deterioration

HORIBA Scientific Analyzers

  • Separator damage by metallic foreign materials (dusting, burr)

X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer

  • O reactivity with C based material, porosity of membrane 

Oxygen Analyzer

Causes of Deterioration

HORIBA Scientific Analyzers

  • Monitor the reaction of LiPON with air, homogeneity of the coating thickness 

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry