Understanding the physics of electrodeposition to influence new battery technologies

The University of Bristol group headed by Prof. Schwarzacher use Vector to examine the underlying physics of electrodeposition, which has been thus far unachievable with current technologies; SEMs cannot image in liquid, AFMs are too slow and HS-AFMs cannot deliver the combination of spatial and temporal resolution required.

Our Dynamic SPM, Vector, helps this team observe how crystal grains grow and compete with each other during the process of electrodeposition, which is vital for identifying potential limiting factors for battery electrode lifespans.

No other technique on the market has the resolution to deliver this capability.