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Cell Disassembly & Analysis

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Expert Witness Services

  SpectraPower LLC provides expert witness support, in the field of batteries and supercapacitors, to attorneys in litigation and intellectual property (IP) infringement cases. SpectraPower’s multidisciplinary personnel have experience in all aspects of battery research, materials, design, manufacturing, testing and analysis. We provide expert reports, testimony and deposition, and independent testing and autopsy for criminal and civil litigation cases.

  •  Expert Reports 
  •  Testimony and Deposition
  •  Independent Testing and Autopsy
Cell Disassembly & Analysis 
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR

Capability:

• Adhesion Testing


• Peel Testing

Information provided:

• Mechanical testing for adhesives/adhesive properties.


• Testing adhesive properties of a film on a substrate, commonly ceramic coatings of separators

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Capability:

• SEM/Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)/ FIB-SEM

• ICP-AES and LC/MS

• Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectroscopy

Information Provided:

• High-magnification imaging of material structure ​

• Ion identification of battery materials, commonly electrolyte

• Composition analysis of battery materials ​

​THERMAL BEHAVIOR

Capability:

• Differential Scanning Calorimetry

• Thermal Shrinkage Test

• Thermal Gravimetric Analysis

Information Provided:

• Determining the heat capacity of a material

• Analyzing the effect of temperature on plastic films, commonly separator

• Thermal analysis of the mass of a sample as temperature changes over time

BATTERY PERFORMANCE TESTING

Capability:

• Cycle life testing

• Environmental testing

• EV, HEV, PHEV testing

• Cell failure analysis and autopsy

• High-rate testing

• Cell swelling testing

• EIS​

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