Solving your most pressing materials science challenges
Whether you’re developing novel materials or investigating product defects, you need fast, reproducible data that moves your research forward. In our April issue, we discuss multiple ways to accelerate battery research. We introduce you to our X-ray diffraction (XRD) video library. And we demonstrate how Thermo Scientific instruments can help you do everything from imaging liquid nanoparticles to investigating aircraft engine thermal barrier coatings. We hope you enjoy.
Perform safer battery research with the Phenom XL G2 Argon-Compatible Desktop SEM
Are you researching safer lithium-ion batteries but need a solution to the volatility of solid-state lithium? The new Thermo Scientific Phenom XL G2 Argon-Compatible Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) offers just that. With this newly launched desktop SEM, you can now perform solid-state lithium battery research in a non-reactive argon environment.
The Phenom XL G2 Argon-Compatible Desktop SEM can be placed in an argon glove box, allowing both sample preparation and SEM and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis within the same workspace. This setup enables research on solid-state lithium batteries since it decreases the risk of sample degradation due to lithium oxidation. The instrument also retains sample integrity, while saving time and resources, by eliminating the need to move research samples from one instrument to another.
Discover the X-ray diffraction video library
X-ray diffraction (XRD) has become a foundational technology for scientists studying the composition and structural arrangement of crystallized samples, and Thermo Fisher Scientific provides a variety of cutting-edge solutions for XRD analysis. These solutions are designed for research and quality control in a wide range of applications including pharmaceutical, forensics, geology, polymers, advanced layers, and coatings.
Learn more about these solutions and their many applications by visiting our XRD video library.
Improving lithium-ion batteries with Raman spectroscopy
The efficiency of renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power has dramatically increased over the last decade. At the same time, the cost of owning these technologies has decreased significantly, creating a huge demand for energy storage devices, including batteries. Read our eBook to explore how Raman spectroscopy can be used to analyze lithium-ion batteries and their components.
Watch on-demand: Visualizing Li-Metal Anode Battery Degradation
The third webinar in our “Advanced Characterization Methods for Battery Innovations” webinar series is available on-demand. Watch this webinar to learn more about:
|•||The benefits of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) for imaging solid-liquid interfaces|
|•||The advantages of imaging battery electrodes with a cryo stage on a laser plasma focused ion beam|
|•||Opportunities for nano-to-millimeter scale characterization of energy materials and systems|
App notes: See cutting-edge Thermo Scientific tools in action
No matter what your materials science challenge, we have the tools to help you get the fast, precise data you need. See how Thermo Scientific™ WetSTEM technology can help image nanometer-size wet samples through thin membranes of water. Learn how to characterize the microstructure and chemical make-up of a thermal barrier coating of an aircraft engine. Discover a new workflow for quickly and accurately dating trace minerals in metamorphic and igneous rocks. Our recent application notes demonstrate how Thermo Scientific instruments are solving today’s toughest research challenges.