Bruker Introduces EC-AFM Solutions for Li Battery Research
Product News Jun 25, 2012
Bruker has announced the release of the first turnkey solution for Li battery electrochemical atomic force microscopy (EC-AFM) research.
The new EC-AFM accessory adds a sealed electrochemical cell specifically designed for battery research and turn-key 1ppm environmental control to the industry-leading Dimension Icon® AFM platform to enable long-term in situ studies of Li battery electrodes.
This solution also leverages Bruker’s exclusive Peak Force Tapping® technology to provide the easiest available fluid imaging with ScanAsyst® and to track in situ nanoscale electrode changes during a charging cycle with high-resolution PeakForce QNM® property mapping.
“Consumer demands for substantially increased energy density, power density, and lifetime associated with new battery applications are driving extensive efforts to optimize Li battery electrode structures,” said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., President of the Bruker Nano Surfaces Division.
Munch continued, “Our new electrochemical accessory package transforms the Dimension Icon AFM into a turnkey battery research solution that ideally meets these needs.”
“With the release of our second-generation EC-AFM package, Bruker continues its commitment to green energy research,” added David V. Rossi, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Bruker’s AFM Business.
Rossi continued, “The combination of PeakForce QNM with environmental and electrochemical control that is tailored for Li batteries uniquely provides quantitative and relevant nanoscale characterization of Li battery anodes and cathodes.”