Join our two-day Hands-on Seminars on Li-ion battery testing in Hamburg, Germany
EL-CELL organizes seminars and training in its laboratory to support researchers in effectively exerting our products and to impart knowledge about battery testing. All necessary equipment, tools and materials are available in our laboratory for a successful seminar, but it is also possible for participants to bring their own devices or materials for testing.
All seminars are held by Dr. Matthias Hahn, a passionate electrochemist and co-founder of EL-CELL. Matthias has a PhD in physical chemistry and has gained extensive research experience as an electrochemist over 15 years working for Honeywell, Daimler and the Paul-Scherrer-Institute.He offers consulting for customers on the effective use of EL-CELL devices. His practical and easy-to-understand explanations make it easier for seminar participants to enter the subject matter. He is also open to questions which might arise after the seminar.
We offer free hotel reservation and shuttle service between acommodation and the laboratory. In order to registrate, please use the form at the end of this page.
Hands-on seminar :
Our two-days seminar covers a broad range of topics beginning with the basics of Li-ion battery testing and ending with advanced electrochemical operando techniques using the latest test equipment from EL-CELL and other leading equipment manufactures in the field. In the hands-on sessions of the seminar, you will build your own battery test cells and run your own electrochemical tests. Both the practical and theoretical sessions will be guided by Matthias Hahn, a passionate electrochemist and co-founder of EL-CELL. Special emphasis is put on the various failure modes of experimentation, common pitfalls, possible artifacts and on how to identify and avoid them.
Consultation on the effective use of EL-CELL devices
Li-ion battery introduction: Working principles, terminology, materials used, related technologies (Li-metal batteries, Li-ion capacitators, super capacitators, dual intercalation batteries)
Safety and corrosion issues in the Li-ion research laboratory
Electrode making from powder to sheet
Pros and cons of different test cells (18650 test cell, Coin cells, Pouch cells, Swagelok® cells, Hohsen Corp., PAT-Cell)
Building 2- and 3-electrode PAT-Cells
Testing with PAT-Cells:
Lifetime and CC-CV cycle Tests
Electrochemical in-situ/ operando techniques:
Experimenting with the ECC-Opto-10: Visualizing the gradients of electrode potential and lithium concentration
Experimenting with the PAT-Cell-Force: Measuring the stack force during charge and discharge
Experimenting with the PAT-Cell-Press: Quantifying the gas evolution during battery formation
Experimenting with the ECD-4-nano dilatometer: Measuring electrode dilation during charge and discharge
Hands-on seminar dates 2023:
- September 14-15
- October 05-06
Customers as well as PhD students, battery research novices, career changers from other subjects (maximum 6 participants)
Required educational background:
Chemistry, material sciences, electrochemical basics
Two days (8 hours per day)
Regular registration: 1,300 € / 1,200 € *
PhD students ** : 650 € / 600 €*
Please note: All prices are plus 19% VAT.
*early bird discount (up to 4 weeks in advance)
** confirmation required