A major part of our business philosophy is to work in
partnership with our clients to
deliver effective developmental
outcomes. We have worked
with companies that vary in size from large multi-nationals to small
start-ups. In all cases our basic approach remains the same - to provide a
confidential, professional and cost effective solution in a timely
Our expertise ranges from energy storage devices,
through semiconductor electrochemistry and thin-film photovoltaics research. We
have built a worldwide reputation in the development of advanced electroactive
materials for lithium-ion and energy conversion applications. In
addition we offer a state-of-the-art electrochemical test facility.
hope you find the information on this website useful. Please feel free to
contact us and we will
be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
We consider our
organization to be one of the premier consultants for electrochemical
science and technology. Use these hyperlinks for more specific
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us for further information on any aspect of our work.
Effective Consulting Resources for the Electrochemical
Consulting is your number one consulting
resource for Electrochemical Science and Technology: Batteries,
Advanced Electrode Materials, Electrodeposition, Advanced
Synthesis Methods, Photovoltaics, Intellectual Property and much more.
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Currently we offer confidential assistance in the following areas:
╗ Advanced Battery Research.
have wide ranging expertise in
both lithium metal and lithium-ion battery
technologies covering advanced active materials, polymer binders, electrolyte
systems (including polymer systems), cell
designs, test procedures, safety protocols etc.
╗ State-of-the-Art Battery Testing Facility.
We possess a state-of-the-art
electrochemical testing facility and have extensive experience
in determining battery characteristics for both primary and secondary
(rechargeable) applications. Examples of the properties we can test include: Discharge
capacity verification, Impedance characteristics (derived from ac
and dc methods), Voltage profiles (thermodynamic and at different
discharge rates), Differential capacity data, Kinetic information
(including diffusion coefficient measurements), Charge-discharge behavior, Temperature dependent characteristics, Rate capability and
many more. Just ask for further information.
╗ Phosphate Phases for Battery
Applications. We are acknowledged world leaders in the discovery
and development of phosphate based materials for lithium-ion applications.
╗ Advanced Electroactive Materials.
This is often
the key to performance enhancement in electrochemical applications
and systems. Our
can help in developing advance materials for battery, semiconductor
and other novel applications.
We have experience in
developing and characterizing thin film PV devices such
as those based on II-VI compound semiconductors (e.g. CdTe, CdS,
Barker Consultants can develop custom
solutions designed specifically for cost-effective deposition of
metals, alloys, compound semiconductors
as well as advanced battery materials. Both electrodeposition and
electroless deposition technologies are available. Let
our consultancy use its considerable expertise in this area to assist your organization in exploiting
these important deposition methods.
Protection of your IP in today's business
environment is imperative. We can provide confidential assistance in preparing technical
descriptions and specifications
for both US and European patent applications. We can work directly
with patent attorneys to provide the most cost and time effective method
to protect your technology.
Advanced Synthesis Methods. We have many
years experience in developing synthetic methods for preparation of inorganic materials - up to and including
full scale manufacturing. Examples include ceramic,
precipitation, hydrothermal and flux methods.
Instrument Control Solutions. Custom software solutions
may be provided using either serial or parallel
interfaces. We offer a choice of either Transera's HT Basic or MS
Visual Basic programming languages. Software packages for your
may already be available - we have a library of over 200 instrument
Semiconductor Electrochemistry. This is fast becoming
an important technological area. We specialize in the study and characterization
of compound (e.g. CdTe, GaAs etc.) and elemental (e.g. Si, Ge)