Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Sample Preparation and Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Components


Available On Demand
Airdate: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Duration: 1 Hour


Early research in rechargeable Li-ion batteries stretches back as far as the 1960s with the first commercially available rechargeable battery becoming available in 1991. With the more recent onset of cellular telephones, electronic wearables, and electric vehicles, along with the drive toward green energy, there has been increasing interest in Li-ion battery technology that can provide greater energy density as well as greater safety and stability. This research has led to the development of many new anode, cathode, and electrolyte materials, all of which require elemental testing to verify purity and trace element content. We will deliver a broad overview of Li-ion battery architecture and the raw materials that go into them, a discussion of digestion techniques for battery materials, a review of data collected from ICP-OES analysis of digested battery materials, and tips and tricks to improve the quality of your battery-related elemental analysis.

What You’ll Learn

  • Overview of Li-Ion battery components
  • Tips for digesting anode, cathode, and electrolyte materials
  • Trace element content and component purity analysis by ICP-OES

Who Should Attend

  • Metals analysis lab managers, chemists, and technicians involved in trace metals testing
  • Lab managers and lab technicians looking to optimize heavy metals analysis of Li-Ion batteries
  • Lab directors and commercial lab managers looking to increase sample throughput


Macy Harris
Applications Chemist
CEM Corporation
Greg Gilleland
Applications Scientist
Agilent Technologies

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