Thermo Fisher Scientific
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The complex nature of batteries requires a multifaceted combination of electrochemical analyses and materials characterization techniques. Raman spectroscopy has emerged as an important analytical technique that can be used for the characterizing of a variety of battery components.
Part one: Cathodes will focus on some examples of how Raman spectroscopy has been utilized for the analysis of cathode materials. Cathode materials are a large part of li-ion research but have challenges with cost, safety and toxicity.
Part two: Anodes will focus on analyzing anode materials for li-ion batteries like graphene/graphite. Defects in the anode material directly impact electrochemical performance affecting battery capacity and power. Raman spectra can easily identify defects and provide molecular structure data for many carbon allotropes.
Part three: Electrolytes will focus on analyzing electrolytes which are responsible for the transport of charge in batteries. Electrolytes need to be able to transport the charge efficiently but they also need to be stable under charging and discharging conditions. Developing new electrolytes is an opportunity for improving the capability, cost, environmental impact, and safety of li-ion batteries.
Discover how li-ion battery components like cathodes, anodes and electrolytes can be analyzed to positively impact battery performance.