Lithium-ion battery technology is the key to a future without fossil fuels. These high-performance batteries power electric vehicles (EVs) and provide energy storage for renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. The phones, laptops, tablets, and smartwatches that we all rely on are powered by lithium-ion batteries. However, Li-ion technology is still in development to increase performance in terms of energy density and longevity. And issues with safety that have caused fire and explosion in laptops and vehicles have not been completely resolved.
Material analysis is essential in developing new battery components and ensuring produced units meet high quality standards. Thermal analysis plays in important part in raw material characterization, especially for thermal runway issues. Hitachi’s EA8000A X-ray analyzer is designed for rapid battery quality control and failure analysis, whereas handheld XRF excels at identifying key battery elements during the end-of-life recycling process.
The EA8000A combines transmission X-ray imaging with XRF analysis to deliver a complete picture of the type, size and distribution of metal contaminants that are so detrimental to lithium-ion battery performance. Automated features and powerful analysis, including the ability to detect contaminants beneath the surface, ensure this instrument is precise enough for quality control, and rapid enough for extensive production use.Find out more
Hitachi’s range of thermal analyzers give world-class baseline performance for excellent accuracy even on trace amounts of material. Sensitive enough for research and development, these instruments are also robust, durable, and reliable, making them ideal for production environments. Hitachi’s unique RealView sample viewing system gives another layer of understanding of what changes are occurring with the sample during the test and is essential for in-depth materials development and failure analysis.Find out more
The X-MET8000 range of handheld XRF analyzers delivers powerful X-ray fluorescence technology and is invaluable in a recycling facility for rapid material sorting and identification of key elements, including cobalt. The size of an electric drill, the X-MET lasts all day on a single battery charge and is tested to MIL-STD-810G standard for robustness.Find out more
The LAB-X5000 is a benchtop XRF analyzer that is designed to deliver precise and accurate results in a rugged exterior. A high-resolution detector, one-touch measurement start and a safety window to prevent sample leakage, this instrument is extremely user-friendly, making it easy to analyze samples both in the lab and on the production floor.Find out more
Here’s how Hitachi analyzers can help in crucial battery development, quality control and recycling.
Find out more about our X-ray and thermal analyzers and how they can help you meet targets for battery development and production quality control.
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