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Batteries & Capacitors

Enhance product safety, cycle life, and power output

Identify breakdown products, understand degradation processes, and gain insight into failure mechanisms.

Analyze Your Way to a Better Battery

Explore new poster notes to help determine if there is a correlation between capacity loss and specific compounds or class of compounds by identifying aged electrolyte degradation products using IC and IC-HRAM MS/MS.

American Laboratory featured article: Ion-Exchange Selectivity and HRAMS Elucidate Lithium-Ion Battery Degradation Pathways

Review the details of a study that identifies various classes of non-targeted and unknown anionic degradation products obtained from surface deposits of lithium ion batteries using ion chromatography (IC) and IC coupled with high resolution accurate mass spectrometry (HRAMS).

Lithium-Ion Battery Failure Analysis

Understanding battery failures requires analysis of the three main battery components (cathode, anode and electrolyte), individually and how they interact together as a system. 

Trace Degradation Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Components

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are key components for portable electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment and automobiles. They are light weight, provide high energy density and recharge without memory effects. The first step in understanding fundamental processes and degradation mechanism in LIBs is understanding how they operate.