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Comprehensive Rheological Characterization to Optimize Electrode Manufacturing

Electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries is a complex, multistep process that requires comprehensive material characterization to ensure quality and consistency in the final electrodes. Electrode processing involves combining active materials with binders and conductive additives to form a coating on the current collector, either as a slurry or dry coating. The mixing and coating process exposes these materials to a range of different shear environments that may affect their final performance.

Rheology offers crucial measurements for optimizing both slurry processing and dry electrode, including slurry flow properties, powder flow and powder cohesion. Rheological data can predict how formulations and processing affect the final electrode’s structure and heterogeneity, ensuring successful performance.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • Rheology basics for materials characterization in battery electrode manufacturing
  • How to optimize battery electrode manufacturing through comprehensive material and slurry characterization
  • The impact of critical powder and slurry properties on processability, including transport, mixing, and coating
  • How to assess raw materials’ and processing’s effects on electrode structure and heterogeneity

About the event speakers:

Mark Staub, PhD is currently an Application Scientist in the Global Applications group at TA Instruments –Waters LLC. Dr. Staub received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Gettysburg College and subsequently earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Polymer Science focus) at Drexel University. 

He has published seven first-author peer-reviewed articles, various co-authored articles, and several application notes. In his role at TA Instruments, he leads the Theory and Application courses on rheology and mechanical analysis. 

Sandeep Pole, PhD is an Applications Scientist under the Regional Applications group at TA Instruments – Waters LLC. Dr. Pole received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech and his PhD in Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron.

He specializes in rheology, polymer processing, composite materials, process development, and R&D. He has co-authored five peer-reviewed journal articles on the topic of rheology. In his role at TA Instruments, he consults with customers and leads training sessions on rheology and dynamic mechanical analysis.

Who should attend this event?

This event is most suited to people working as: 

  • Battery Industry Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Research and Development Managers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • Research Directors
  • Director Laboratory Operations

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