Posts tagged porous nature

Batteries and Battery Separators

Batteries and separators

The porous nature of various elements in the structure of a battery has a crucial effect on its performance and is the subject of much material characterisation work using PMI instruments. Materials used to separate the cells in a battery are of particular concern, but so too are a number of other key components. Continue reading Batteries and Battery Separators

Pore Size in Automotive Components

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The automotive industry is just one of the many sectors that regularly make use of instruments for the measurement of pore size and other pore characteristics. Perhaps the most obvious components for which information on pore structure is needed – but not the only ones – are the various filters that play vital roles in the functioning of a vehicle. Continue reading Pore Size in Automotive Components

Meritics – Pore Size and More

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This month I would just like to pause and reflect on the important contribution of Meritics (www.meritics.com) to making pore size instruments, advice and support so easily available. This particle and material characterisation specialist supplies and advises upon products from a variety of leading instrument manufacturers, which means it can always be counted upon for an independent view. Continue reading Meritics – Pore Size and More

Porometry Made Simple

PMI porometer

Among the many pore characterisation products currently described on the PMI website is a ‘Simple Porometer’. It reminds me that now might be a good time to go back to basic principles and tell new visitors to Pore Size about what a porometer is and why it is so useful. Continue reading Porometry Made Simple

Permeability in Battery Components

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Components used in the construction of a battery or fuel cell may be exposed to strong chemicals, high pressures and raised temperatures. In developing new and better products, it is essential to study the behaviour of components under different conditions – and component permeability is a key factor. To measure permeability of components in batteries the developers use liquid permeameters and gas permeameters. Continue reading Permeability in Battery Components