Augment your battery research with dedicated non-ambient in-operando XRD

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Recorded on 17th August 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BST / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

For any new electrode material to be successful for battery application, its crystal structure and structural stability with charge-discharge cycling are of critical importance. Malvern Panalytical X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) solutions are specially customized for battery research, offering both powder materials characterization for structural integrity and in-operando characterization to investigate their electro-stability during charge-discharge cycling.

In operando XRD can help you track the changes in the crystal phases that might be harmful for the battery performance. Such changes, if not understood and mitigated, may lead to irreversible battery degradation with cycling.

New in operando XRD functionalities

A battery may work perfectly at 25oC, but actual operating conditions may cause unexpected performance degradation and safety risks. To investigate battery stability under non-ambient conditions, we are introducing 2 new battery stages with heating and cooling feature between -10oC and 70oC on our Empyrean XRD platform.

VTEC : an electrochemical cell with Be window for reflection studies

VTEC-trans : a pouch cell stage for transmission studies


Zhaohui Bao

Zhaohui obtained his Ph. D in Materials Science and Civil Engineering from the University of Grenoble in France. He joined the XRD application team in Malvern Panalytical since 2012. He is currently working as the Empyrean product manager. His responsibility covers product marketing, sales enablement, product development, and other life cycle management on the Empyrean XRD system.

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What will you learn?

  • Empyrean, the most versatile platform for in-operando XRD research
  • Why non-ambient XRD is important
  • Non-ambient in-operando XRD options on Empyrean – Pouch cell and electrochemical cell
  • Synergy amongst potentiostat, XRD system and temperature controller
  • Large dataset analysis with HighScore Plus a powder XRD data analysis package with fully automated batch analysis functionality, intuitive and powerful visualization tools made for in-situ in-operando experiments.
    • electrode phase identification and quantification,
    • crystal structure and defects analysis,
    • cluster analysis