Battery Innovation Through Advanced Characterisation Workshop: 25/04/18, Coventry

Register now for Bruker’s Battery Innovation Through Advanced Characterisation workshop on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at the Transport Museum in Coventry (free to attend).

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Battery Workshop

The workshop will discuss challenges in the development, performance and degradation of lithium-ion and solid-state batteries. The programme will present useful microscopy, structural, spectroscopic, mechanical and electrochemical techniques for approaching these challenges.

  • Characterisation techniques to accelerate battery development
  • How correlative methods can predict lifetime and degradation
  • Effects of Secondary Electrode Interphases (SEI)
  • Quantifying kinetically and thermo- dynamically driven electrochemical processes
  • Correlating crystalline structure and mechanical properties to capacity and failure
  • The relationshop between energy density and anode / cathode nanoscale material properties

The day will include talks, live demonstrations and networking opportunities.

Bruker Techniques for Battery Development

Characterisation Techniques for Battery R&D and Failure Analysis

Talks and demonstrations will include a range of technologies and analytical techniques relevant to battery development. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions about these technologies.

  • AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) – Correlative nanoscale electrical, electrochemical and morphological properties of cathodes, quantifying SEI growth and capacity loss from cracking.
  • NMR Spectroscopy – Atomic level insights in kinetic and thermodynamic processes during electrochemical cell cycles.
  • FT-IR Spectroscopy – Characterising mechanistic pathways at the cathode (ATR with EC cell).
  • XRD (X-ray Diffraction) – Study lithium ion migration processes and state of charge.
  • Micro-CT – Tomographic imaging of cathode porosity and ageing phenomena.
  • Nanomechanical Testing – Electrode creep/stress, phase separation and separator delamination.

Who Should Attend?

  • Scientists and engineers working on batteries, fuel cells and smart energy
  • Faraday Institution, automotive sector and supply chain
  • Individuals looking to exploit current funding opportunities


The Transport Museum is in the centre of Coventry, accessible by train and by car. Their displays of past and future technologies will be open for delegates to look round before and after the event.


The workshop will be on Wednesday 25th April 2018, from 10am – 4pm.

There’s no charge to attend, but spaces are limited so please register to reserve your place.

Register Now

Register for the workshop

Instrumentation for Energy Research

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or

Battery scanned with micro-CT

Battery scanned with micro-CT