Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific announces a new in-line metrology solution

Thermo Scientific LInspector Edge In-line Mass Profilometer delivers full-coverage mass loading analysis for battery electrode coating

02 Apr 2024

Thermo Scientific™ LInspector™ Edge In-line Mass Profilometer Delivers Mass Loading Analysis for Battery Electrode Coating

To address the needs of the rapidly growing battery market, Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the Thermo Scientific™ LInspector™ Edge In-line Mass Profilometer, which delivers full-width electrode mass loading measurement and provides battery manufacturers with the data needed to make batteries, more efficiently.

The LInspector Edge analyzer introduces the next generation of metrology capabilities through a new analytical technique, in-line mass profilometry, measuring complete edge-to-edge coating profiles in milliseconds with unprecedented resolution and precision.

Uniform, defect-free coatings are important for battery performance, for the attainment of higher charge densities, faster recharge times, longer operational lifetime, and better reliability. Traditional in-line coating weight measurement gauges use a single spot sensor traversing across the electrode sheet to assess coating quality, but several meters of electrode are produced in the time it takes to complete a single profile scan and much of the electrode goes unmeasured. In contrast, the LInspector Edge In-line Mass Profilometer measures the entire electrode in real-time, at full production speed offering more complete insights for battery manufacturers.

Due to a greater insight into mass loading of active material on the coating edges and a complete mapping of mass loading on the entire electrode, battery manufacturers can now benefit from previously unobtainable richness of data for production control and full traceability for each electrode patch, stripe, or roll. This will allow them to meet increasingly stringent quality requirements for energy storage devices.

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