The Role of Advanced & Nanomaterials in the Development of Battery Materials


Hear Gerlinde Wita's presentation at NanoLytica 2022 which was held at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

As a scheduled speaker for the event - Gerlinde gave a detailed presentation on how to accurately identify and characterize the chemicals and advanced materials used in battery components - down to single nano-particle levels.

She shows real-life analyses examples using a range of techniques and hyphenating them - to study Ionic liquids and PVDF characterization which is a common polymer in battery binders. Those techniques covered:

  • ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy) using a NexION 5000 instrument
  • GC/MS Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry using a Clarus instrument for analysis of gases from degradation
  • FT-IR Fourier Transform Infrared and Thermal Analysis using TGA and DSC
  • EGA Hyphenation TG-IR-GC/MS