Battery and Energy storage Webinar Day

Following the success of our previous seminar day, which was held at University College London, SciMed is please to announce another day dedicated at the applications of battery and energy storage research. The day will consist in a series of individual Webinars covering:

  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Thermal Methods: thermal analysis and calorimetry
  • Eletrochemistry.

When will it take place?

Wednesday 14th of June


The talks will be as follows:

  • Applications of thermal analysis & calorimetry for the development & testing of batteries –Thermal Analysis and calorimetry can play an important part in the characterisation of batteries and battery materials. This webinar will cover stability of the materials, thermal management within the batteries, and the production of data for the thermal safety characterisation of batteries with typical experimental data presented.


  • Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry applied to Thermal Energy Storage (TES) – This webinar will focus on the field of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry techniques applied to Thermal Energy Storage. We will   explore the applications of calorimetry to examine the specific heat, heats of fusion, and cycling stability of thermal energy storage materials and how these relate to materials such as phase change materials which can be used for thermal energy storage.


  • Recent XRD Developments for Battery Material Characterization using in-operando measurements. The aim of this talk it to showcase new hardware/software developments Rigaku have made for the field of battery material characterization using in-operando XRD measurements. This includes new high energy x-ray sources (Mo, Ag) up to 60kV, high energy detectors and a range of XRD battery cells to cover solid batteries, Lithium Ion and pouch cell batteries including a mapping function for pouch cells. We will also be taking a look at the new SmartLab Studio II software that allows for an external trigger input meaning your XRD  and Charging/discharging data can be synchronised and combined as well as its powerful data handling capability . We will also be looking at the advantages of using a large 2D detector for carrying out in-operando measurements for high-speed data collection.
  • LPI 1010 High Voltage EIS Test System: Vehicle electrification is requiring changes in how batteries and fuel cells are tested. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is a nearly universal technique for testing of batteries and fuel cells that helps understand device function. Until now, doing EIS on these large energy devices used in vehicles wasn’t possible. Normal potentiostats don’t have the voltage and current ranges necessary to test these devices. Gamry solves this issue with it’s new High Voltage EIS Test System. The LPI1010 is Gamry’s latest product offering and gives you the capability to perform EIS up to 1000V on these large systems.


Who is this webinar for?

Any scientists, analysts, researchers or technicians involved in the research and development of batteries and other energy storage devices.


When will this take place?

This webinar will take place on Wednesday 17th March 2021 throughout the day It will be run via Microsoft Teams Live. It will be a combination of a technical presentation and a live demonstration


What will be presented?

Examples and explanations of the importance of elemental testing in the food chain
Comparisons of different techniques
Live ICPMS demonstration of trace-level toxic elements in beverages


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