AFM Modes

Electrochemical AFM (EC-AFM)

Visualize the real-time effects of electrochemical reactions

Green energy research is dependent upon our ability to store energy for use as it’s needed. The performance of storage media like Li batteries is heavily dependent upon their structure at the nanoscale. Bruker’s Electrochemical AFM (EC-AFM) package provides a turnkey solution, designed for wide chemical solvent compatibility. Inert Teflon and Kel-F cell bodies and a sealed chamber enables long term in situ electrode studies under electrochemical control and in volatile solvents.

The EC-AFM package was specially designed to handle Li battery research investigations. Consequently, it is fully compatible with 1 ppm environmental control and provides fast, easy engaging onto black samples, such as Li cathode materials.


Appearance of blisters and swollen step edges under the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer on graphite.