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The highly specialized laboratories within the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals Division in Poznań Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells carry out numerous battery tests and studies. The analysis of compliance with national or international norms as well as client’s documentation is performed using modern equipment and our own, verified programs.

Lithium, lead-acid and alkaline energy storage , half-cells, fuel cells, PV, electrochemical capacitors and thermal batteries could be submitted to the following tests:

Mechanical tests:

Material pulverizing by cyclic hydrogen absorption-desorption (more)
Increased humidity resistance (more)
Sine-wave vibrations and random (more)
Mechanical shocks (more)
Thermal stress (more)
Corrosion resistance (more)
Temperature cycling (more)
High and low pressure tests (more)
High and low temperature tests (more)

Electrochemical tests:

Electric tests by different electrochemical techniques (more)
Manufacture and testing of small scale laboratory alkaline cells (more)
Electric characteristics of:

  • Systems having aqueous alkaline electrolytes (more)
  • Systems having aqueous acid electrolytes (more)
  • Lithium systems (more)
  • Electrochemical capacitors (more)

Analysis of electrochemical properties of materials used in:

  • Systems having aqueous alkaline electrolytes (more)
  • Systems having aqueous acid electrolytes (more)
  • Lithium systems (more)
  • Thermal batteries (more)

PV efficiency test in outdoor conditions (more)
Fuel cells efficiency tests (more)
Capacity test (discharge)  (more)
Charge acceptance (more)
Cold cranking aptitude up to 2000A (more)
Conservation of charge (more)
Cycle life (more)
High rate discharge (more)
Assessment of operational worthiness of reserve batteries (more)
Short-circuit current and internal resistance (more)
Maximal voltage of discharge current (more)
Charge acceptance after deep discharge (more)
Overcharge  (more)
Short-circuit (more)
Electric testing (stress and stationary) of reserve batteries (more)
Measurement of insulator resistance (more)
Electrochemical testing of separators (more)
Grid corrosion resistance (more)
Effects of electrolyte modifications on electric properties of cells (more)

Physicochemical and analytical tests

Analyses and tests of content, physicochemical and applicatory parameters, environmental safety of:

  • electrolytes
  • electrode materials
  • separators (more)

Quantitative analysis of C/N/H/S/O elements in solid samples (more)
Chemical analysis of inorganic materials (more)
Analysis of raw materials usability for energy storage (more)
Quantitative analysis ICP for the determination of alloy elements :

  • Sb, As, Sn, Bi, Zn, Se, Ca, Al, Ag, Cu, Fe
  • and impurities: Ni, Mn, Cd, Te; (quantitation limit 0,0005%) (more)

Analysis of Hg content in liquid and solid samples (more)
Grain size distribution, particle nanosize distribution (measurement limit 2nm do 3µm) (more)
Determination of specific surface area, adsorption-desorption full isotherms, microporosity (more)
Slurry characteristics by zeta potential measurement (more)
Sample phase identification, qualitative and quantitative X-ray structural analysis (more)
Determination of lattice parameters, measurement angular range from 3 to 20 2Ɵ (more)
UV-VIS spectrophotometry of solutions, anions and cations quantitative determination (190-1100 range) (more)
Quantitative and qualitative thermal analysis (TGA, DTA) of solids in the temperature range of 20 – 1500 °C ,determination of reaction and phase conversion heat by DSC at up to 700 °C (more)
FT-IR spectra measurement for all sample phases using

  • transmission,
  • reflection and
  • emission techniques (more)

Water use measurement (more)
Physical tests of separators (more)
Testing of physicochemical properties of electrode materials in all stages (more)
Analysis of physicochemical properties of materials used in:

  • Systems having aqueous alkaline electrolytes (more)
  • Systems having aqueous acid electrolytes (more)
  • Lithium systems (more)
  • Reserve batteries (more)

Micro- and macroscopic observation of cell construction elements. (more)

Patent research:

Patent research  (contact)
Technological progress analysis (contact)
Research on patentability for patent protection and acquisition of proprietary exclusive rights. (contact)