June 19, 2016

Bruker AXS and LRCS Announce Supply Agreement for Battery Cell Technology

KARLSRUHE, Germany and AMIENS, France – June 19, 2016 – Bruker AXS and Laboratoire de Réactivité et de Chimie des Solides, Université de Picardie Jules Verne (LRCS) announced today at the 18th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB) in Chicago; IL, an agreement for the supply of the LRCS LeRiChe’S battery cell for Bruker AXS’ family of D8 X-ray diffractomers.

“We have chosen LRCS as a supplier because of the proven performance of its state-of-the-art LeRiChe’S battery cell as well as its well-established manufacturing facilities”, says Lutz Bruegemann, Vice President and General Manager XRD at Bruker AXS. “The combination of the LeRiChe’S battery cell with our world-class D8 diffraction solutions is a milestone for in-situ battery research in the home laboratory. The battery cell complements the other compelling features of the D8 family for battery research, such as Dynamic Beam Optimization (DBO) for the best data quality over a large angular range in the shortest measurement time and unique TOPAS for batch refinement of the thousands of datasets that are collected during the charge and discharge cycles.’’

“LRCS is pleased to supply our state-of-the-art in-situ battery cells to Bruker AXS, a global leader in X-ray technology with a long tradition of innovation”, states Christian Masquelier, Professor at LRCS. “More than a hundred peer-reviewed publications by LRCS, including some in Nature Materials, refer directly to the cell that has lifted the veil on some very original reaction mechanisms and helped identify future battery materials. We are excited by the proven performance of our LeRiChe’S battery cell combined with the cutting-edge Bruker AXS D8 diffraction solutions.”

About Bruker AXS:
Bruker AXS, a division of the Bruker Corporation (BRKR), is a global market and technology leader in materials research, life science and quality control instrumentation for elemental and crystalline structure investigations. The solutions cover bulk material and surface sensitive X-ray diffraction, biological and chemical crystallography, wavelength and energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis, optical emission spectroscopy, and combustion analysis. Learn more about Bruker AXS at www.bruker.com.

About LRCS
LRCS (Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides) is a joint research lab of the University of Picardie Jules Verne and CNRS. Since more than 20 years the laboratory is at the forefront of advanced battery research through the development of in-situ and operando devices (or “cells”). The Energy Hub currently under construction in Amiens to host the LRCS and other research teams will further strengthen its position in advanced battery research and technology transfer. Learn more about LRCS at https://www.u-picardie.fr/labo/lrcs/Index_en.htm.