In order to meet growing market demands for power storage, Lithium ion and new battery chemistries demand higher energy density, longer cycle life, calendar life, and better safety to a lower cost. Isothermal microcalorimetry is a highly sensitive, non-destructive and non-specific tool to characterize these critical performance criteria. Learn how this method provides:
- Sensitivity for quality control of batteries for critical products such as pacemakers and other medical devices
- Non-destructive measurements of discharge and charging conditions while also allowing further analysis to be made by other methods on the same specimen
- Non-specificity to measure all processes that go on in the battery with no need to predefine the property that should be measured
- Capacity to connect to a battery cycler and/or a voltmeter for the evaluation of the voltage dependences on battery performance.
Calorimetric tests can be performed on the battery itself, on model systems in pouch cells, and on combinations of components or single components. The modular isothermal multichannel microcalorimetric system, TAM, makes it possible to obtain these critical insights in a manner that is tailored to batteries or battery components of many sizes, shapes, configurations, and use or storage conditions.
About the Speaker
Malin Suurkuusk is the Isothermal Calorimetry Product Manager / Application Specialist at TA Instruments. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Stockholm University, and a PhD from the University of Lund where she studied in the lab of Prof. Ingemar Wadsö. She has worked extensively with Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, as well as other biophysical methods. Her early work in microcalorimetry instrument development included responsibilities in product management, applications lab management and marketing at Thermometric in Sweden. She is considered the world’s leading expert on the TAM isothermal instruments with numerous microcalorimetry publications. In October of 2014 she was recognized for her contributions to the field of microcalorimetry, and featured as a Biophysicist in Profile by the Biophysical Society.