Batteries and Fuel Cells

Shimadzu offers instrumentation to characterize the composition and thermal/mechanical properties of battery electrolytes, cell membranes, and electrodes. Shimadzu's subsidiary, Kratos Analytical, offers XPS instrumentation for advanced surface and electrochemistry investigations.

Shimadzu Tracera GC systems trace impurity analysis of hydrogen fuel. Learn more about this Tracera application.

Li-ion Battery | Measurement of Separator Contraction Behavior (TMA)
The TMA-60 Thermomechanical Analyzer is an effective tool for evaluation of the expansion and contraction behaviors of separators and other battery materials under heating.

TMA-60/60H Thermomechanical Analyzers
An effective tool for evaluation of the expansion and contraction behaviors of separators and other battery materials under heating. The new digital displacement sensor reduces temperature drift to achieve stable measurements. Achieves excellent linearity despite the wide ±5 mm measurement range.

Analysis of Lithium Ion Battery Gas
In evaluating the degradation of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, it is necessary to analyze the gases produced inside the battery. The composition of the sampled internal gases can be investigated by conveying them to a gas chromatograph.

The Shimadzu Tracera High-Sensitivity Gas Chromatograph uses a revolutionary plasma technology to detect all compounds except He and Ne. The system is capable of the simultaneous analysis of C1 to C3 hydrocarbons and inorganic gases including hydrogen, so it eliminates the conventional need for carrier gas switching or combined use of multiple systems. In addition, the Tracera's high sensitivity makes it possible to analyze small quantity gas samples.

Measurement of Automobile Interior VOCs
Prominence Series High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph Aldehyde Analysis Systems
These systems analyze aldehydes, such as formaldehyde, that are generated from seats and other interior materials. Aldehydes are analyzed after 2,3-DNPH derivatization.

Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Testing Instrument Matrix
Part Material Commonly Used Components Test Items (Instrument)
Positive Elecrode Active Material LiCoO2 (lithium cobalt oxide)
Mn or Ni may be used instead of Co.
Composition (ICPES,ICPMS,XRF)
Crystallinity (XRD)
Particle Size (Particle Size Analysis)
Electron State (XPS)
Binder Vinylidene fluoride (polyvinilidene fluoride (PVDF)) Molecular weight distribution (GPC), Composition (FTIR)
Conduction enhancer Carbon (carbon black, acetylene black, graphite, etc) Crystallinity (XRD)
Negative Elecrode Active Material Carbon, graphite Crystallinity (XRD), Particle Size (particle size analysis)
Trace Additive Li, P, Cu, Na, Co, Ca, K, etc Composition (ICP)
Binder SBR
CMC(carboxymethylcellulose), PVDF also used previously
Structure (FTIR)
Separator Polyolefins (high-density polyethylene) Structure (FTIR)
Thermal characteristics (TGA)
Electrolyte Solutions Solvent Carbonate ester, carboxylate ester, ether Composition (GCMS,GC)
Electrolyte LiPF6, LiBF4 Composition (ICP)
Additive Vinylene Carbonate Composition (GCMS)
Single-cell, module
Compression strength(Universal testing machine)