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Comprehensive Rheological Characterization to Optimize Electrode Manufacturing

Summary Electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries is a complex, multistep process that requires comprehensive material characterization to ensure quality and consistency in the final electrodes. Electrode processing involves combining active materials with binders and conductive additives to form a coating on the current collector, either as a slurry or dry coating. The mixing and coating…

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How to Ensure Polymer Strength and Durability with Mechanical Testing

The drive for consumers, brand owners, and corporations to become more eco-conscious in their purchases has led to an increased demand in sustainably sourced materials. Several industries have started initiatives to incorporate the use of recycled materials as well as bio-derived materials. In the case of bio-derived materials, industries using polymers have interest in biopolymers; however, these materials come with unique challenges.

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