An example of how XPS surface analysis can be used in battery development, to analyse li-ion battery electrode materials for a better understanding of the SEI layer.
BlueScientific is now the official distributor for XPS from Thermo Scientific in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy aka ESCA) is a quantitative surface analysis technique.
FEG-SEM (Field Emission Gun – Scanning Electron Microscope) provides the very highest resolution imaging compared to regular SEM. It’s now available in an easy-to-use, desktop instrument: the Phenom Pharos G2.
The Thermo Scientific Phenom Pharos G2 is a desktop FEG-SEM (Field Emission Gun – Scanning Electron Microscope) with upgraded features and low kV imaging.
How desktop SEM can used in-house in lithium ion battery development to analyse graphite and battery materials.
Integrating SEM and EDS in one system makes it much quicker and easier to identify the root cause of failures. It’s up to twice as fast as conventional techniques, for a lower cost-per-sample and long-term savings.
BlueScientific is now the official UK distributor of Phenom entry-level SEM instruments from Thermo Scientific in the UK and Ireland. We now offer the most comprehensive entry-level range for industry QC and academic research: the fastest and highest resolution in their class.
Combined SEM-EDS can be used to locate and identify contamination quickly and easily. The Thermo Scientific Axia ChemiSEM fully integrates the two techniques.
SEM-EDS can be used to characterise the composition of polymer composites. This is useful in failure analysis, to detect and identify contaminants and defects, and to check homogeneity.
How SEM/EDS is used in failure analysis of steel, with examples of bend test failures, coating defects and corrosion in the automotive industry.