Powering through the complexity of lithium ion battery analysis

By watching this presentation you will:

  • Learn about the requirements for elemental analysis over the life cycle of a battery
  • Discover how automated sample handling systems can support robust instrument performance when analyzing difficult samples related to battery analysis
  • Understand how updated ICP technologies can simplify your workflow and increase uptime and productivity

Event overview

As demand for electric vehicles increases, ensuring that the batteries that power them meet the required performance in terms of charge storage capacity, lifetime and safety is critical for market acceptance. One key aspect related to battery performance is the elemental composition of the materials used, and this is also an important consideration during any subsequent disposal or recycling. Therefore, elemental analysis of samples related to battery technology is vital at all stages in the battery supply chain, including raw material extraction and refining, battery electrode material manufacturing, and end of life disposal and recycling.

This presentation highlights the requirements of elemental analysis throughout the battery supply chain and the key role that the Thermo Scientific™ iCAP RQplus ICP-MS instruments and other elemental analysis solutions play in supporting the measurement of battery material samples. In addition, application of a new autosampler for handling sample introduction of a variety of challenging matrices will be discussed in the presentation.

What you need to know:

Format: On demand

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Who Should Watch:

  • Laboratories involved in the supply of materials for, production of, or recycling of batteries
  • Operators handling wide varieties of sample matrices related to battery research
  • Lab leaders in search of new solutions for efficiency and robust sample handling


SimonNelms_200Simon Nelms
Sr. Manager Vertical Marketing, Industrial, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Simon Nelms is a former ICP-OES and ICP-MS applications specialist who’s been part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team for more than 20 years. He is now a Vertical Marketing Manager for the industrial sector, with a particular focus on the battery and renewable energy markets. Simon holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in research involving ICP-MS method development from the University of Hull, UK.

SaschaNowak_200Dr Sascha Nowak
Manager of Division Analytics and Environment, Munster Electrochemical Energy Technology Centre
Dr Sascha Nowak is based at the Munster Electrochemical Energy Technology center at the University of Munster, Germany. He currently focuses his research on battery technology, specifically ageing processes, electrolytes, and recycling.





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