Energy & Catalysts
Batteries, fuel cells, and catalysts are increasingly important in the modern world. Research in these fields is one of the most active areas of materials science and involves collaboration between chemists, materials engineers, and modeling experts. Characterization is paramount toward developing clean, safe, and long-lasting next-generation energy storage and conversion devices, which, in turn, creates a better life for us all.
Sigray’s laboratory X-ray solutions offer a powerful approach to non-destructive characterization, addressing a wide range of electrochemical research challenges:
Chemistry: Oxidation states, chemical states, bond length, & more
In operando: Observation of chemical states before, during, and after cycling
Composition: Contaminants and impurities on separators and electrodes
Microstructure: Evolution of electrode microstructures as a function of charge
X-Ray Spectroscopy in Your Lab
Chemical states (e.g. oxidation state and fluoride and nitride chemistries) are critical to measure for characterization and improvement of catalysts and energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The QuantumLeap, through several patented innovations, provides synchrotron-quality x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) within minutes to hours.