An Interview With Malvern Panalytical


Here at The Battery Cells and Systems Expo, we are delighted to have had the chance to interview Malvern Panalytical to get an in depth look at their company, processes, materials development, and what show attendees can expect to see from them! Read on to find out more!

What Battery Technology do you specialise in?

Malvern Panalytical, we offer a wide range of physical, chemical, and structural solutions for battery-based energy storage and its analysis. Whether you’re associated with battery research or battery development, our battery material analysis solutions can help you achieve high performance faster and more easily. From Li-ion batteries to emerging technologies such as Na-ion, Li-sulphur, Zn-air, or graphene-based modifications, they’ll help you optimize your battery materials to achieve the highest quality. Our solutions can also be used for graphene supercapacitors, which can supplement batteries in applications that need high power for a short time.

Please explain the benefits of your speciality.

Our solutions can help resolve key challenges in the production of battery energy materials, such as:

  • Device performance linked to particle shape and size distribution.
  • Simplify chemical composition and impurities analysis for materials production and waste recycling.
  • How crystal structure changes predict stress fatigue and failure during usage.
  • Understand how to formulate battery slurries with stable and uniform particle distribution.

Are there any exciting developments that is happening within the industry or your company that you can share with us?

Malvern Panalytical have recently developed some electrochemical cells with a variable temperature environment for in operando measurements to characterise the charging performance of the battery cell. To understand the electrochemical behavior of the battery at the atomic level, Malvern Panalytical has introduced easy-to-use X-ray diffraction (XRD) solutions for in situ and in operando battery cells characterization. With the VTEC for coin shaped battery and VTEC-trans for pouch cell battery, it’s now possible to investigate the process of lithium intercalation, anode/cathode material phase transitions, and the state of charge (SoC) of the battery during the charge circles at a controlled temperature from -10°C to 70°C. Malvern Panalytical’s unique hard X-ray detection system, GaliPIX3D with the CdTe sensor, provides the highest data quality on thick batteries considered unmeasurable previously. Above all, we provide comprehensive software suite specialized in analyzing large data sets to reveal intuitively the hidden dynamics of the electrode materials and providing valuable insights into the intricacies of battery performance.



If attendees should know one thing about your company, what would it be?

At Malvern Panalytical, we have over six decades of experience in the design, manufacture, and supply of analytical instruments to offer a complete range of laboratory and online analytical solutions.  Whether you are a battery component manufacturer looking for greater process efficiency and better-quality control, or a researcher trying to determine the performance parameters of newly emerging battery materials, our solutions will offer you the new levels of insight and control needed to power the production of superior-quality batteries.


What will you be showcasing on your stand at Battery Cells & Systems Expo?

Visit our stand to see the MS3000 particle size analyser and talk to us about how an optimal and consistent particle size distribution doesn’t just add value to electrode materials,
it’s also a key to ensuring final product quality – enabling manufacturers to optimize; slurry viscosity and flow behaviour; coating packing density and porosity; battery cell charge rate capacity and cycling durability.


What are you most looking forward to at Battery Cells & Systems Expo

We are looking forward to helping our customers choose the right battery characterization technique for the development of efficient, high-performance, and recyclable battery materials, and to assist in the transition to renewable battery-based energy storage.