INAA and ion-beam analysis of elemental admixtures in carbon-based nanomaterials for battery electrodes
KAUST DepartmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberURF/1/2980-01-01
Online Publication Date2018-09-17
Print Publication Date2018-12
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/628836
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AbstractSix carbon materials with potential application in research and development of battery electrodes were tested for mass fractions of more than 40 elements by instrumental neutron activation analysis and ion-beam methods. The results indicate potential of the methods for characterization of materials with very low content of impurities (carbon black) as well as those with relatively high content of certain transition metals (e.g., single walled carbon nanotubes, SWCNT). A batch-to-batch variability of elemental impurities was found for commercial SWCNT. Quality control was performed by analysis of CRM SWCNT-1, NIST SRM 1633b, NIST SRM 2711, and NIST SRM 1547.
CitationKameník J, Simões FRF, Costa PMFJ, Kučera J, Havránek V (2018) INAA and ion-beam analysis of elemental admixtures in carbon-based nanomaterials for battery electrodes. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10967-018-6200-y.
SponsorsThe research was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Project No. URF/1/2980-01-01. Analysis of the samples was performed with financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) within the Project LM2015056 (CANAM—Center of Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methods) and LM2015074 (Nuclear Research Reactors LVR-15 and LR-0).