Elemental Analysis of Sodium Ion Battery Cathode Materials by Agilent ICP-OES



Webinar Date/Time: Wed, Mar 20, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

Join Dr Daniel Clayton-Cuch to learn how to prepare and analyze three different NIB pCAM sample types for trace elemental impurities analysis using ICP-OES.

Register Free: https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/battery-cathode

Event Overview:

The presence of elemental impurities within sodium-ion battery precursor cathode active materials (pCAM) impacts energy density, battery lifespan, and safety. Precursor chemical producers and battery manufacturers must understand the elemental impurities in their precursor chemicals to ensure the highest quality sodium-ion batteries. Modern inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) technology now offers a simple and safe method for determining elemental impurities in all components of cathode electrodes used in sodium-ion batteries. In this webinar, Dr Clayton-Cuch will focus on sample preparation and provide in-depth insights into the ICP-OES analysis of three sodium-ion battery (NIB) pCAM materials to effectively streamline elemental analysis requirements for NIB.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to prepare Prussian blue (PB) intermediate, sodium manganese oxide (SMO), and sodium iron phosphate (SIP) cathode samples for successful ICP-OES analysis.
  • Learn how to be compliant with RoHS and WEEE directives for battery manufacturing.
  • If new to ICP-OES, learn to use the IntelliQuant sample screening function to help you develop your ICP-OES method.
  • Learn how to avoid spectral interference using automated software tools.

Who Should Attend:

  • Inorganic lab managers performing a range of different sodium-ion battery cathode analyses
  • QA/QC analytical chemists working at fine chemical producers manufacturing salts for battery chemicals
  • R&D chemists working on next generation NIB formulations
  • Electrolyte test technicians
  • Battery mineral refinery chemists


Daniel Clayton-Cuch
Application Scientist, Atomic Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies

Dr Daniel Clayton-Cuch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Adelaide in 2018 with a First-Class Honors. He started his industry PhD in early 2020, titled “Identification, characterization and exploitation of bioactive compounds from plant biomass.” The project heavily focused on manipulating and improving the biosynthesis of polyphenols which have a wide variety of structures. The project collaborated with two industry partners, CSIRO and Agilent Technologies, involving analytical chemistry techniques such as LCMS-QQQ and LCMS-QTOF. While waiting to finalize his thesis, he was undertaking an industry placement at Agilent Technologies in the atomic spectroscopy division as part of his industry PhD program, working as an application scientist.

Register Free: https://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/battery-cathode

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