Elemental analysis of lithium ion battery cathode and anode precursor chemicals LFP and SiC - September



Webinar Date/Time: Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST

Join Dr. Sima Singha and Emma (Ying) Qi to learn how to prepare and analyze cathode and anode samples for trace elemental impurities analysis using ICPOES.

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Event Overview:

The presence of elemental impurities within the cathode and anode of lithium-ion batteries has a direct impact on achieved energy density, longevity, and safety. It is critical that precursor chemical producers and battery manufacturers understand the elemental impurities in the precursor chemicals they are using to ensure highest quality lithium-ion batteries.
Modern ICP-OES technology enables simple and rapid determination of the elemental impurities in all components of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Singha and Dr. Qi will cover sample preparation as well detailed insights into the ICP-OES analysis of both LFP cathode precursor as well as silicon-graphite anode precursor to streamline your lithium-ion battery elemental analysis needs.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • How to prepare silicon-graphite anode and lithium iron phosphate cathode samples for successful ICP-OES analysis
  • New to ICP-OES? Use the IntelliQuant sample screening function to help you develop your ICP-OES method.
  • How to avoid spectral interference using automated software tools

Who Should Attend:

  • Inorganic Lab Managers performing lithium-ion battery cathode or anode analysis
  • QA/QC analytical chemists working at fine chemical producers who manufacture salts for battery chemicals
  • Electrolyte test technicians
  • Battery mineral refinery chemists


Dr. Sima Singh
Application Scientist, Atomic Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies USA

Dr. Sima Singh is an applications scientist at Agilent Technologies supporting the atomic spectroscopy group for ICP-OES, MP-AES, and AA instruments. She specializes in method development, training, and demonstration of the instrument capabilities for challenging sample types. Before joining Agilent in 2017, Sima worked with an agricultural R&D group and later managed their chemistry laboratory for the analysis of water, soil, and plant tissue samples using various instruments including an ICP-OES. She brought the knowledge and experience of the environmental and agricultural applications to her current role and expanded that to various other market segments such as geochemical, alloy, and the lithium-ion battery industry.

Sima received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. She has over fifteen years of hands-on experience in the field of atomic spectroscopy and she is constantly broadening her knowledge and learning about emerging markets and applications. She has been very active with the development of methods, standard operating procedures, and application notes that are needed by the lithium-ion battery industry.

Emma (Ying) Qi
Application Scientist, Atomic Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies Australia

Emma (Ying) Qi received her PhD from the Department of Chemistry at Monash University, Australia in 2004. After her PhD, Emma spent 15 years as a post-doctoral researcher and senior research manager in the field of coal chemistry, developing analysis methodologies for clients and publishing many journal articles. Over the last 12 months, Emma has been working as an Application Scientist with the Atomic Spectroscopy group at Agilent Technologies Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Center on various inorganic samples that are used in lithium-ion battery production.

Emma has skill in converting complex analyses into easy-to-understand methods, as is evident by the ICP-OES applications published over the last 12 months.

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