This free webinar explores the use of NMR and analytical electron microscopy to better understand the material properties that govern the performance of Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.

In this webinar, you will learn how these techniques ensure battery safety and performance through quality control of electrode precursor material and final electrodes as well as the liquid (or solid) electrolyte that sits between them. You’ll also learn how simple NMR techniques can guide your development of new electrolytes and how electron microscopy techniques can help you improve next generation cathode materials through understanding their microscopic grain structure.

By watching this webinar recording you will…

  • Learn about key material challenges facing current battery technologies
  • Find out how materials characterisation improves safety and lowers the cost of current battery technologies
  • Understand how detailed characterisation is crucial to engineering the performance of future battery technology

James Sagar, Oxford Instruments

Speaker: James Sagar, Strategic product manager, Oxford Instruments

A physicist by training, James completed his PhD at the University of York before carrying out postdoctoral research at University College London. James joined Oxford Instruments in 2015 and has held several product management positions with a particular focus on solutions for advanced materials including semiconductors and energy storage. James now leads the product management and applications teams for benchtop NMR.


Alexandra Stavropoulou, Oxford Instruments

Speaker: Alexandra Stavropoulou, Segment marketing scientist, Oxford Instruments

A geologist by training, Alexandra studied in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Having always found the study of minerals and nature intriguing, Alexandra found that microanalytical techniques opened new doors in the observation and quantification of material properties. Alexandra joined Oxford Instruments in 2020 as a segment marketing scientist, focusing on battery materials characterisation.

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Oxford Instruments Magnetic Resonance benchtop NMR spectroscopy and time domain (TD-NMR) relaxometry solutions enable novel research and optimise quality control. Our X-Pulse NMR spectrometers, with unique broadband multi-nuclei selection, identify molecular structure and monitor reaction dynamics.

Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis provides leading-edge tools that enable materials characterisation and sample manipulation at the nanometre scale. Used on electron microscopes (SEM and TEM) and ion-beam systems (FIB), our tools are used for R&D across a wide range of academic and industrial applications including renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, semiconductors etc. We provide the equipment for efficient quality control at particle level.

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