New insights into Smart Energy Research using AFM

Nanoscale characterization using AFM delivers critical insights into the performance of materials and devices used in smart energy generation including lithium batteries and fuel cells. Recent advances in Atomic Force Microscopy technology ensure routine quantitative mapping of nanomechanical properties to identify materials within complex composite structure. In parallel correlative electrical properties are mapped (conductivity, work function, spreading resistance, piezo response etc). This year, these capabilities are extended to operate in solution and electrochemical environments enabling a deeper understanding of phenomena including battery degradation, crack formation in SEI and quantification of charge performances.

This interactive webinar will explain the recent new technique advances well as highlight case studies and selected high impact publications: - Describe the advances that ensure routine quantifiable modulus, deformation and adhesion mapping

- Discuss how simultaneous electrical property mapping is now performed in liquid and electrochemical environments

- Present battery research case studies including SEI evolution and correlating cathode microstructure to battery performance

The webinar will be of interest to academics and industrialists evaluating new methods for energy related research projects as well as researchers already using AFM. I hope you can join and that this webinar provides ideas for new research directions. If you are unable to attend and would like to discuss any topics with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Oct 17 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CEST)

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