Battery technology is one of the keys to a carbon-neutral future for our planet. At Oxford Instruments we support battery research and manufacture with a range of analytical and microscopy techniques across the whole value chain. From elucidating the fundamental electrochemical and materials challenges in battery research to providing tools for the quality control of battery anodes, cathodes and electrolytes, we offer leading-edge solutions from our range of electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, NMR and deposition and etch equipment as well as scientific cameras.
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The key to successfully addressing research challenges around optimising battery performance, enhancing capacity, maximising power delivery and minimising degradation lies in advanced characterisation techniques that provide quantifiable insights into the materials processes at the nanoscale. Our range of nanoanalytical research tools, ranging from our award-winning Ultim® Extreme EDS system for nanoscale compositional analysis to our in-operando capable Cypher ES atomic force microscope, enable cutting edge insights. Our work with leading research groups in the battery research community and involvement in industry bodies ensures we can support even your most advanced application needs.
Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries and their suppliers face challenging conditions where relatively new technologies need to be scaled up quickly for mass production. With customers in the automotive and electronics industry requiring longer lifetimes, higher capacity, lighter weight and lower cost, the characterisation of raw materials as well as battery components and finished goods play a major role in delivering a high quality product to customers. At Oxford Instruments we provide solutions for different parts of the value chain reaching from the mining of raw materials to the quality control of components, all the way to the failure analysis of batteries.
Improving Li-Ion battery performance through materials characterisation
Researchers face significant challenges in improving the performance of Lithium ion batteries. This webcast will explore how material characterisation is key to balancing the essential battery qualities of energy density, power density, cost, safety and lifetime.
Powering The Future Through Nano-Characterisation
The presence of impurities and contaminants in the material used in the production of Li-ion batteries can have catastrophic impacts on the finished battery products with incidents of such failures having been widely reported. As such, monitoring of the quality and cleanliness of materials throughout the production process is essential if contaminants are to be found and their sources controlled.
Specialises in making the most reliable atomic force microscopes (AFMs) for academic research and industrial R&D.
Offers a range of benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments, including X-Pulse, a high resolution, broadband benchtop NMR spectrometer.
Provides leading-edge tools that enable materials characterisation and sample manipulation at the nanometre scale.
Provides etch and deposition solutions for nanometre-sized features, nanolayers and the controlled growth of nanostructures.