ZEISS Microscopy

Perform Battery Research Beyond Electrochemical Analysis

Linking Structure and Chemistry with Microscopy Solutions

Today, electrochemical analysis of lithium ion batteries is the key toolset of battery research. Efforts are targeted to increase life and cycle time, energy density, capacity, and safety and to decrease aging effects, time for charging, overall costs, weight and temperature dependency.

Find out how to complement your toolkit beyond electrochemical analysis – with microscopy solutions for battery research. Imaging techniques, analytics and multi-modal workflows with microscopes let you characterize batteries comprehensively. Gain new insights into the geometric architecture of electrodes inside the battery, quality of nano-particles, chemical composition of polymers and much more.

Package Inspection

Perform large-scale inspection of the whole, intact battery package.

  • Profit from non-destructive inspection of the whole, intact battery 
  • Perform 4D evolution studies and characterize a 3D volume at high-resolution over time
  • Investigate the evolution of microstructure over time
  • Spot property changes after several cycles
  • X-Ray Microscopes: ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa

Geometric Architecture

Investigate the geometry of electrodes from embedded battery samples.

  • Inspect the whole bulk quickly with zoom and digital light microscopes
  • Image large areas fast with stereo light microscopes
  • Investigate polished sections and particles at high resolution with widefield light microscopic techniques
  • Characterize micro- and nanometer scaled defects at high resolution with an SEM
  • Image sensitive material like graphite or polymers with low voltage SEM
  • Light Microscopes: ZEISS Axio Zoom, ZEISS Axio Imager
  • Scanning Electron Microscopes: ZEISS GeminiSEM 500

Chemical Composition

Perform high-resolution imaging to identify the chemical properties of the battery.

  • Investigate polymers with analytic techniques added to your FE-SEM, such as EDS, EBSD, Raman or AFM or TOF-SIMS
  • Perform in situ experiments, e.g. on temperature dependency, with a heating stage in an SEM
  • Analyze localized chemistry after cycling experiments at your region of interest using multi-modal, multi-scale correlative workflows using LM & SEM & XRM
  • Check the quality of interfaces and Li distribution nano-particles with high resolution in-situ imaging in an FE-SEM
  • FE-SEM & Analytics: ZEISS GeminiSEM with e.g. EDS, Raman and in situ experiments with Heating Stage

Particle Size

Quantify particle sizes, void sizes and tortuosity inside of the battery.

  • Characterize the bends?, cracks and voids in the battery packaging with XRM comprehensively ….with correlative solutions
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  • X-Ray Microscopes: ZEISS Xradia 810 Ultra
  • Multi-Modal Solutions: Atlas 5, Shuttle & Find

Battery Solutions eBook

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A combination of Applications Notes and product information that gives a comprehensive overview of what microscopy can offer for your battery applications.

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