Energy generation and energy storage related applications require some of today’s most complex materials development initiatives to meet efficiency and reliability targets. New materials are continuously being developed that transform the ways we capture, transmit, and store energy. While initial research is primarily focused on obtaining unique electrical properties with increased efficiency, oftentimes the mechanical reliability of these materials is an afterthought. For successful integration of next-generation materials into a reliable device, the mechanical properties must be characterized, understood, and optimized.
Bruker has developed a comprehensive suite of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing techniques to characterize the mechanical properties of materials used for energy applications. Whether you need to measure mechanical property degradation of battery electrode and separator coatings as a function of electrochemical cycle, the interfacial adhesion of photovoltaic thin films, or the wear resistance of high-efficiency turbine coatings, Bruker has quantitative characterization technologies to help you meet your material reliability objectives.