• Innovative Technique Advances Lithium-Ion Battery Research

Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy

Innovative Technique Advances Lithium-Ion Battery Research

May 31 2023

Hiden Analytical has achieved a major milestone by successfully applying its cutting-edge Quadrupole Focused Ion Beam Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (FIB-SIMS) to lithium-ion battery research. This ground-breaking technique provides unmatched sensitivity and resolution for detecting low masses of lithium, marking a significant leap forward in the field of lithium-ion battery studies.

With the surging demand for electric vehicles and portable electronics, the quest for efficient and dependable energy storage systems intensifies. Lithium-ion batteries have emerged as a promising solution, but achieving further advancements in performance and safety hinges on a deeper comprehension of the intricate processes within these batteries. Addressing this need head-on, Hiden Analytical's FIB-SIMS presents a powerful solution, enabling researchers to acquire vital insights into lithium distribution and concentration within the battery.

The remarkable breakthrough achieved by Hiden Analytical has been showcased in the study ‘Combined focused ion beam and secondary ion mass spectrometry for high resolution light element detection applied on Li-Ion batteries’, published in the August 2021 issue of Microscopy and Microanalysis. The study highlights the unparalleled capabilities of Hiden Analytical's FIB-SIMS in detecting low mass elements, including lithium, with exceptional sensitivity and precision.

In addition to its exceptional performance in lithium-ion battery research, Hiden Analytical's FIB-SIMS offers seamless integration with Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopes (FIB-SEM), delivering a multitude of advantages to researchers. This integration enables correlative imaging, in-situ sample preparation, and 3D elemental analysis, empowering a comprehensive understanding of lithium-ion battery microstructures. By harnessing the combined power of FIB-SIMS and FIB-SEM, the development of more efficient and safer energy storage systems takes a significant leap forward.

"We are excited to see the successful application of our FIB-SIMS technology in lithium-ion battery research," said Dr Dane Walker, Technical Marketing Manager at Hiden Analytical. "This breakthrough demonstrates our commitment to advancing scientific research and providing cutting-edge solutions for the ever-growing energy storage market."

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