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Energizing Research in Battery Performance with Advanced AFM


This webinar will begin with a brief introduction on the basics of batteries and their engineering goals followed by examples of how the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) can be used for advanced operando and in-situ measurements to aid in battery optimization.

The speaker will explain how to implement the environmental and electrochemical control that are critical for conducting operando battery research, while providing real examples of how the AFM already contributes to improving different battery components such as the anode, cathode, separator, solid electrolyte interphase (SEI), electrolyte, and more.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Practical considerations for achieving in-situ and operando imaging on electroactive materials
  • How the state-of-the-art Asylum AFMs enable advanced electrochemical measurements on battery materials without sacrificing imaging resolution
  • Benefits of blueDrive photothermal excitation for electrochemical AFM
  • Recent case studies of in-situ and operando measurements on the cathode, anode, separator, and more

About Your Speaker

Dr. Nate Kirchhofer is a Physical Nano-Electrochemist and Applications Scientist at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research.

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