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Characterization and Production

Gas sorption and fluid interaction measurements can provide invaluable information to assess the suitability, quality and performance of materials used for manufacturing the components of superior batteries.

Quantachrome Instruments is widely recognized as a leading supplier of analytical equipment and techniques for the characterization of surface and structural properties of porous materials

When looking for reliable state-of-the-art solutions for battery material evaluations, consistent with the latest international (IUPAC) recommendations, you should consider our range of new product introductions, such as those listed below:

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The AutoFlow BET+ dynamic flow gas sorption analyzer, for high throughput surface area analyses in as little as 5 minutes per sample, or up to 36 samples per hour.

The Autosorb iQ series manometric gas sorption analyzers, featuring the most advanced techniques and sensors for mesopore and micropore characterization available today, along with scalability to multiple analysis stations, vapour sorption and chemisorption capabilities, temperature-programming techniques (TPD, TPR, TPO), and a close-coupled mass spectrometer option.

The ChemStar TPx dynamic flow chemisorption analyzer, uniquely suited to probe surface chemical features such as surface acidity and basicity, adsorption strength and energy, functional group content and distribution, as well as active catalyst surface area, dispersion and nanocrystallite dimensions on heterogeneous electrode and catalytic surfaces.

The VSTAR vapour sorption analyzer specifically designed to determine the adsorption and desorption of water and organic vapours, as needed to evaluate sorption kinetics and surface treatments, on up to four samples simultaneously and independently.

The PoreMaster series of mercury intrusion porosimeters, unique in their ability to assess pore size distributions over an extremely wide range of macro-mesopores (between 3.5 nm and 1 micron) with outstanding speed.

The Porometer 3G series of capillary intrusion analyzers, ideally suited to assess the pore sizes and permeability of the through-pores that control the performance of battery separators and thin film membranes.

The Ultrapycnometer 1200e series of automated density analyzers, able to provide highly precise and
non-destructive evaluation of sample densities via gas pycnometry in as little as a few minutes per sample

Technical Notes Relevant to Batteries

Please contact us for copies of our technical and application notes.

App-Notes 100 Through Pore Size Characterization of Filtration Materials
App-Notes 102 Graphene and Graphene-Related Materials: Fundamental Techniques for Structural Analysis
Tech-Note 72 Temperature Programming Techniques for the Evaluation of Brønsted and Lewis Acid Sites in Zeolite Catalysts. Aspects of the 2015 IUPAC Recommendations for Physical Adsorption Characterization
Tech-Note 62 Pulse Titration on the Chemstar
Tech-Note 61 Temperature Programming Capabilities of the Chemstar
Tech-Note 54 Automated Software Assistant for the Proper Calculation of BET Area of Microporous Materials
Tech-Note 53 Application of Quenched Solid Density Functional Theory (QSDFT) for Pore Size Analysis of Cylindrical and Spherical Pore Carbons
Tech-Note 49 Measuring Pores in the Walls of Hollow Fiber Membranes (Porometer 3G)
Tech-Note 48 Accurate Pore Sizing of Track-Etched Membranes (Porometer 3G)
Tech-Note 40 Application of QSDFT (quenched solid density functional theory) - a novel density functional theory for an accurate pore size analysis of disordered porous carbon
Tech-Note 35 Micropore Size Analysis of Porous Carbons Using CO2 Adsorption at 273 K (0°C)
Tech-Note 18 Determination of Micropore Surface Area by Nitrogen Adsorption (t-plot method)




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