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Composition characterization of lithium-rich minerals as an exploitable source of lithium using ICP-OES

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is one of the key developments of the green energy revolution, and global demand for these vehicles is soaring. Lithium-ion batteries are one of the most important power storage materials for EVs due to their power density and life cycle performance. The lithium used in the production of electric vehicle batteries and other electronic devices is obtained from sources such as underground brines1 and lithium-rich minerals and rocks.

Lithium containing minerals differ significantly in their chemical composition, characteristics, and lithium content. To determine whether a given mineral or brine is worth extracting, it is important to obtain quantitative information about certain major and trace components in the mineral/brine. Inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is also widely used to screen minerals and ores for their major and trace elemental content. It is often the analytical technique of choice for the analysis of many trace elements in a sample, as it allows simultaneous determination of major and minor elements in a single analysis due to its inherent multi-element capability and high dynamic range.

Download this application note now to learn more about the suitability of the Thermo Scientific™ iCAP™ PRO X ICP-OES Duo for the elemental analysis of lithium mineral samples. 

Are You Looking for a Better Way to Analyze Lithium Mineral Samples

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