Thomas Barthelay (integrated PhD student in advanced automotive propulsion systems) and Dr Philip Fletcher (instrument specialist in electron microscopy, MC²) have prepared an image of carbon fibres for the 2022 Images of Research competition. Images of Research is a competition and exhibition for staff celebrating the high-quality and impactful research taking place at the University of Bath.

The images show the cross-sectional area of carbon fibres, before and after coating with novel battery materials, magnified by 1000x using electron imaging and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy to determine where and how specific elements have been deposited. These techniques allow for innovative battery design that is currently being undertaken at the University.

Congratulations Thomas and Philip!