The MBraun Glove Box is dedicated only for lithium battery assembly. It is filled with argon gas. All materials must be pre-approved by FabLab staff before using in this glove box. Materials may only be placed in/removed using one of the two antechambers located on the right side of the tool.
The glove box is filled with Ar gas with both O2 and H2O concentration less than 0.5 ppm. Please inform Fablab staff if either concentration is higher than 0.5 ppm.
Users just need to bring their own electrodes. The vacuum oven kept at 105 C near the glove box is dedicated for baking electrodes before transferred into the glove box (overnight baking is recommended). All other parts for battery assembly are already in the glove box:
Please follow the operating procedures described below. Oxidizers, nitrogen gas and water are specifically prohibited in the glove box as these materials may react explosively if in contact with lithium. If a user contaminates the glove box by not following procedures, the glove box must be fully purged and refilled with Argon at the user’s expense. This cost may exceed $500 and the unit could be down for six weeks or more.
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