The automotive industry has always faced high demands on the materials used during assembly. The challenges are considerable from a security point of view but also in terms of sustainable development and aesthetics.
Since the beginning, this field has been constantly changing and faced with new strategic issues. The creators must demonstrate innovation in the development of new vehicles. Today, the most important challenge seems to be the design of new batteries allowing electric vehicles to be less polluting and with ever increasing autonomy. This leads to extensive research on lithium-ion, fluoride ion, CTC (Cell To Chassis), SALD (Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition) batteries..., considered as a substitute power source for electric vehicles.

The analyzes and the characterization of the reactions between solid electrolytes and the electrodes, which takes place especially at their surfaces/interfaces are essential.

This requires analytical techniques capable of differentiating chemical states with high sensitivity and spatial resolution.
The vital performances of solid-ion batteries, such as service life, internal resistance and capacity, are closely related to the microstructure of the electrodes. Solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) has proven to be crucial in increasing the performance and substainability of these power sources. It is therefore necessary to fully understand the mechanisms and reactions that lead to the formation of SEI layers on the electrodes of solid-ion batteries.

We are the preferred partner of many automotive suppliers and manufacturers, whom we support during all stages of development and manufacturing.

TESCAN ANALYTICS and its scientific team have significant experience in supporting suppliers and manufacturers for the automotive industry. We offer expertise covering all phases of the process: from design to production. Thanks to the understanding of the failures encountered, our partners were able to identify and solve their causes in a reduced time and at a lower cost.

Chemical and morphological analysis of raw materials, analysis of reinforcement-matrix interfaces in elastomer compounds, analysis of tribochemical layers in shaping processes (spinning, rolling), analysis of surface coatings (paint, varnish, lubricant, etc.), painting processes (cataphoresis, electrodeposition), failure analysis of electronic sensors, distribution of NP in polymer mixtures, surface cleaning processes (metals, plastics, glass), thin film coatings of metal oxides (optics , windows), surface functionalization treatments on plastic components...

All these issues and more have been solved by our team. Our complete range of instruments and our expertise allow us to offer you the optimal analytical solution.

Non-exhaustive list of our examples of application in the automotive field: