The lists below give an overview of the analysis equipment for battery materials and components available at the University of Agder.

In alphabetical order.

Atomic Force Microscope for analysis of materials on nanometer scale.

Measuring the heat of combustion of a particular reaction.

The C 6000 isoperibol oxygen bomb calorimeter combines modern technology, variability and automation in one instrument. It operates according to all bomb calorimeter standards, such as e.g. the DIN, ISO, ASTM, GOST and GB. The operator can choose between three different starting temperatures 22 °C, 25 °C, 30 °C in each measuring mode. Due to the new design of the decomposition vessel the measurement time could be reduced.

Cutting samples for high quality cross sections.

The multi-purpose stage combined with specialized functional holders allows the user to perform various functions such as planar surface milling and polishing, sputter coating as well as more traditional cross-section ion milling.

Determine weight percent carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, or sulfur in a variety of sample types.

The 2400 Series II CHNS Elemental Analyzer is one of the leading organic elemental analyzers. It is ideal for the rapid determination of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur content in organic and other types of materials.

Weighing samples to a resolution of 0.1 µg.

An Autobalance™ is a microprocessor-controlled ultramicrobalance
capable of weighing samples to a resolution of 0.1 µg. Autobalances
can weigh samples in the range of 0 to 1000 mg and feature autorange
for automatic range selection.

The Mastersizer 3000 uses the technique of laser diffraction to measure the particle size and particle size distribution of materials. It does this by measuring the intensity of light scattered as a laser beam passes through a dispersed particulate sample. This data is then analyzed to calculate the size of the particles that created the scattering pattern. 

The Kinexus rheometer helps you to define and understand material characteristics – from viscosity to viscoelasticity – and to solve
material problems at all stages of the product lifecycle.

Electron scanning microscope with Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) for chemical analysis as well as Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) for crystallographic analysis.

Electron scanning microscope with Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) for chemical analysis as well as Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) for crystallographic analysis.

Jeol JSM 6400

The TGA/DSC 3+ provides trustworthy results using a TGA balance from the worldwide leader in weighing technology with position-independent weighing, automatic internal calibration weights, a wide measurement range, the best minimum weight performance and the highest weighing accuracy and precision.

It allows users to analyze a wide variety of sample types up to 1600 °C.

A complementary DSC heat flow sensor simultaneously detects thermal events such as melting and crystallization in addition to providing accurate and precise transition temperatures.

In alphabetical order.

Cycling of laboratory batteries with currents up to 1.5 A.

The high-performance BSC-800 battery cycler series boasts an impressive range of specifications, as standard, that surpasses all other battery cyclers currently available on the market. This range of ultra-precise cyclers features five current ranges, 18 bit current and voltage resolution, high-precision coulometry, fast bandwidths (rise and fall times), smart sampling, interfacing with external equipment and temperature probes.

Argon glovebox for laboratory battery assembly in inert atmosphere (oxygen and water level below 1 ppm).

Electrochemical workstation with 1 A current capability as well as impedance analysis. 

Planetary mixer with high reproducibility, for simultaneous processing of mixing, dispersing and deaeration of low-mid viscosity materials.

in alphabetical order

AC/DC converters up to several kW in/output powers.

Different programmable battery management systems.

Different programmable electronic loads up to several kW 

It has a high power of ±10A and low current ranges, down to 1pA full scale. Scan range: ±10A/±10V
FRA/EIS: 10µHz to 8MHz

Updated on January 10th, 2023