Nanomechanical Characterization of Battery Materials in a High Purity Environment
This webinar will focus on nanomechanical (nanoindentation) materials testing that is best performed in a low-oxygen, low-moisture environment.
Measurements of hardness and modulus are presented on current-generation lithium-ion cathodes. The primary focus will be on measurements obtained for solid electrolyte battery components; compressed sulfide powder-based solid electrolytes undergoing densification and intergranular fracture; soft foils of lithium and sodium foils with a strong rate effect; and variation of density in 1/2 cell solid-state lithium batteries. The techniques presented allow researchers to quantify highly localized mechanical degradation, enabling the development and integration of new materials for next-generation batteries.