MET Service Center Facilities:

Energy Storage

Coin Cell Crimper

Primarily utilized for the assembly of Li-ion, Li-S, Na-ion, and capacitor coil cells

Capabilities:

  • Crimper is located in glove box (Argon environment) for contaminant-free coin cell assembly

  • Assembly of 2032 coin-cells with various electrodes

Battery Tester - Arbin 16 channel, 10A limit

Arbin battery tester for analysis of energy storage devices up to 10A

Capabilities:

  • Charge-discharge testing

  • Cycle performance analysis

  • C-rate testing

Battery Tester - Arbin 16 channel, 5A limit

Arbin battery tester for analysis of energy storage devices up to 5A

Capabilities:

  • Charge-discharge testing

  • Cycle performance analysis

  • C-rate testing

Biologic SP200

Versatile potentiostat for energy storage device testing. Utilized for battery & intercalation compounds, battery cycling, capacitor and supercapacitor, corrosion & coatings, EIS, electrochroms, fuel cell & biofuel cell, fundamental electrochemistry, liquid conductivity, sensors, and topography.

Vacuum tube is used for removing moisture of battery electrode before cell assembly.

 

Capabilities:

  • Control voltage:±10V

  • EIS Measurement: 3MHz

  • Current ranges: 500mA to 1µA

  • Current resolution: 760fA. 

  • Can be used for: cyclic voltammetry, impedance measurements, characterization of oxidation reduction potential and charge transfer resistance of batteries.

Vacuum Tube Furnace

Vacuum tube is used for removing moisture of battery electrode before cell assembly.

 

Capabilities:

  • Electrode heating to remove moisture

  • Compact size for transfer to argon environment glove box

KSL1100X Muffle Furnace

Compact muffle furnace that offers 4"x 4"x 4" high purity fibrous alumina chamber, gas inlet and outlet ports and a 30-segment, programmable temperature controller

 

Capabilities:

  • Preparing small-sized samples using temperatures up to 1100oC

  • One application example is the synthesis of transition metal oxide cathode and anode materials electrode for batteries and fuel cells.

KSL1700X Muffle Furnace with exhaust

Muffle furnace that offers a 1.7L high purity fibrous alumina chamber, gas inlet and outlet ports and a 30-segment, programmable temperature controller

 

Capabilities:

  • Preparing samples up to 1700oC

  • Equipped with O2 inlet

  • Application include synthesizing various transition metal oxides cathode and anode materials for Li-ion, Na-ion battery as well as perovskite materials for water splitting and fuel cells

Mixture Milling

Ball miller for grinding material into powders and mixing various powders with binders to make slurries.

 

Capabilities:

  • For mixing powder with binders

  • Grinding powder to achieve smaller particle size

  • Creation of slurries for coating on metallic foils

Compact heating sealer

Seals aluminum-laminated films during pouch cell case preparation

Capabilities:

  • It is used for sealing the sides and the top of the pouch cell with the tab before injecting electrolyte outside the glovebox.

  • Compact design enables the operation inside the glove box (with Ar atmosphere)  where the Li-ion pouch cell will be assembled.

  • Sealing length is 190 mm and sealing thickness is 0-0.5 mm (maximum).

Lamination stacking machine

Semi stalking used for anode and cathode electrodes are alternatively stacked with the separator film in between.

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Winding machine

Semi-automatic winder for winding electrode and separator together in the research of Li-ion pouch batteries

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Metal Welder

Metal welder with touch screen digital controller welding stacked electrode sheets (Copper & Aluminum) and tabs onto current collectors to prepare Li-ion pouch cells.

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Cup forming machine

Cup forming machine is used to prepare polymer cases made of aluminum laminated films for pouch cells.

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Hot rolling cylinder press

Hot rolling cylinder press with working temperature of 100°C, which is designed for preparing battery electrode for both inside or outside glove-box.

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Compact vacuum sealer

Compact vacuum sealer for sealing aluminum-laminated pouch cell in glove box after injection of electrolyte into the cell or after formation of the final seal (Li-Ion cell).

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Catalyst Spray Coater

Catalyst spray coater are used for coating different materials

Capabilities:

  • Catalyst spray coater are used for coating different materials like TiO2 coating on top of electrode

Argon Filled Gloveboxes

Argon glove boxes are used for coin cell, pouch cell fabrications as well as electrolyte preparations.

Capabilities:

  • 2032 Coin cell and pouch cell fabrication

  • Electrolyte preparation under Argon atmosphere

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