Energy Research - Center for Materials Research
Experimental Capabilities in Battery Research
Two chemical fume hoods for battery material synthesis and functionalization.
Inert (dry) glove box system with battery assembly and testing equipment. Glove box systems are required to allow for safe battery materials processing and handling and avoid exposure to oxygen and humidity.
High Energy Mill is used for mixing electrode components and allows for ultra-fine dispersion of battery materials thus reducing agglomeration of active materials and increase surface area for improved energy and power characteristics.
Chemical Processing Equipment, such as centrifuges and tube furnaces, are used to control the surface chemistry of the active materials allowing for further improvements in particle dispersion and improved electrode/electrolyte interface kinetics, which is crucial in solid state Li-ion battery technology.
Computer-controlled multifunction battery test system with 12 channels allowing for fully automated and programmable battery testing and cycling analysis.
State-of-the-art research grade potentiostat/galvanostat with impedance frequency analyzer for quantitative battery performance analysis.
The Philips MRD is a high resolution X-Ray Diffractometer unit that features a full motion goniometer, a 3-bounce analyzer crystal and a 4-crystal primary monochromator. The system is fully automated and equipped with hardware and software accessories to perform Theta/2-Theta measurements, reciprocal space mapping, and grazing incidence X-ray reflectivity (GIXR)