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Materials Characterization Laboratory

The Energy Systems Integration Facility's Materials Characterization Laboratory supports the physical and photo-electrochemical characterization of novel materials.

Photo of an NREL researcher preparing samples for a gas spectrometer in the Materials Characterization Laboratory.

Key Infrastructure and Services

  • Gas cabinets fully dedicated to the laboratory
  • Gas detection
  • Chemical fume hoods
  • Ventilated enclosure
  • Standard chemical laboratory services (e.g., house air, nitrogen, and hydrogen supply)

Types of Research

  • Energy storage and biofuels analysis
  • CT Scanner for defect detection in batteries

Recent Projects

Evaluating internal short-circuit device for electric vehicle batteries

Working with the Silicon Electrolyte Interface Stabilization (SEISta) Consortium