Facilities

Facilities and Equipment

Room 308

Ultra High Precision Charger

UHPC Cyclers

5 Vertical Units make a 100-channel Ultra High Precision Charger.

Novonix System

Novonix cycling systems provide an additional 40 ultra high precision coulometry channels.


 

Cell Testing Facility

Cell Chargers

Expanded Cell testing facility now has 5 Neware cyclers for a total of 480 channels!


 

Cell Chambers

3 temperature chambers are enclosed in every JustRite cabinet.  Photo above also shows 4 other temperature-controlled boxes.

 

Room 312

Cell Testing Facility

High Precision Charger

Jessie preparing cells on the HPC software.

 

Temperature Controlled Chambers

Chris changing the temperature on one of the chamber controllers.

 

Maccor Cycler

Jian connecting cables on the Maccor System.

 

Neware Cyclers

Neware Cell charger station with temperature chambers - 192 channels.

 

 

192 more Neware channels with temperature chambers.

 

 

Microcalorimetry

Battery Microcalorimeter

Laura removing a cell from the microcalorimeter.

Sample

A pouch cell is enclosed in each capsule as shown to the right.

 

Dahn Headquarters

The Captain's Chair

Jeff helping lab members John and Dan.

 

Workspace

Minds at Work

Nupur, Jian and David discussing electrolyte additives in non-pandemic times!

 

Students

Colby and Chris managing their projects.

ARC

Room 313

313A - Electrolyte & Electrolyte Additive Lab

Double Glove Box

Kathlyne preparing electrolytes in one of the double glove boxes we have.

 

Sample Characterization

 

TA-Instruments SDT-Q600 with RGA

 

 

Madeleine, summer student setting the TGA.

 

 

G20 Compact Titrator

 

 

C30 Coulometric Karl Fischer Titrator

 

 

Lina, summer student, using the titrator

 

 

GC-MS Dedicated for Liquid Analyses


 

In-situ Volume Measuring Systems

 

 

Furnaces for sample syntheses

 

 

 

 

313B - Characterization Lab

X-ray Diffractometer

 

 

X-ray Sample

 

Dan setting up the XRD.

 

Particle Size Distribution Analyzer

60MHz Benchtop NMR and Benchtop Phenom SEM

Room 314

Solid-State Battery Lab

Solid-State Preparation Glove Box


 

Planetary and Ball Mills used for grinding materials to sub-micron diameters.

 

 

Room 316

Pouch Cell Station

Pouch Cell Filling Glove Box

A closer look at the workspace

 

Electrolyte-filled Cell prepared for evacuation/sealing

Impedance Spectroscopy

48-Channel EIS Measurement Station



Room 317B

Chicken Coop

The Chickens in their Coop

Former graduate students of the Dahn group

Room 321

Physical Properties Lab

Ultrasonic Scanning Instrument


Differential Thermal Analysis


Helium Pycnometer and BET machine

 

Room 322

Positive Electrode Material Synthesis Lab

Continuous Stirred-tank Reactor


 

CSTR Tank

 

 

 

Room 323

Cell Abuse Lab

Nail Penetration Testing Machine

 

Nail test outcome - Cell may or may not go out of control and combust

 

Laser Cell Thickness

 

UCV Cell Storage

 

Room 217

Coin Cell and Electrode Fabrication

Coin Cell Crimper

Roller

B2

Muffle and Tube Furnaces

Atmospheric Muffle furnaces

 

Tube Furnaces, choice of gas atmosphere

 

Dry Particle Fusion Machines

Lab-Built Dry Particle Fusion Machines (by our machinist)

B9

CVC Sputtering System

CVC Sputtering System

 

Inside view of CVC chamber after depositing aluminium

 

B12

Cell Testing Facility

Neware cyclers

Neware cell cyclers (200 channels) and temperature chambers.


 

FRA cycler

FRA cycler with 24 channels


Basement

Machine Shop

Simon Trussler provides us with machining services.

 

Student Machine Shop

Students may use the student shop for their projects.

 

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy