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Non-destructive Elemental Analysis of Batteries Using XRF

Non-destructive Elemental Analysis of Batteries Using XRF


Did you know you can non-destructively analyze the elemental composition of various battery components using the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technique?

XRF does not require the digestion of samples. You can analyze powder and solid samples with minimal to no sample preparation and gain their elemental composition ranging in levels from ppm to percent.  Wavelength dispersive XRF (WDXRF) spectrometers can analyze from beryllium to curium. The fundamental parameter method enables standardless semi-quantitative analysis, while the conventional calibration method using standards can provide more accurate results, depending on the accuracy requirements.

XRF is ideal for quantifying the main elements of NCM (nickel, cobalt, and manganese) in the cathode, as well as impurities or foreign materials in coatings and carbon cathodes. Appropriate sample preparation methods allow air and humidity-sensitive materials to be analyzed easily.

In this webinar, you will learn how to prepare different types of battery samples for WDXRF elemental analysis and see various application examples.

Amber Quevy | Co-Presenter: Tim Bradow