Application Note

Determination of Impurities in Lithium Materials with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS


The capability to identify the presence of impurities in lithium (Li) battery materials is critical for manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that the performance of the final battery is not compromised. Li salts used in battery production are generally extracted from brines and, subsequently, have high impurity levels, which can impact battery lifetime, stability and efficiency, therefore pushing the need for higher purity in these raw materials.

For the analysis of Li salts, PerkinElmer’s award-winning NexION® 5000 ICP-MS offers outstanding detection limits and interference correction thanks to the combination of its multi-quadrupole technology, true quadrupole Universal Cell and other proprietary features.