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    Advanced Techniques For Addressing Issues in Battery Safety and Performance Using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    Adiabatic calorimetry is a widely utilized technique within the field of battery safety research. The method has been adapted from the chemical industry to address a significant range of safety and performance tests on battery components, cells and even modules.

    Although a number of different battery tests may be employed using the ARC, interpretation of results is not always straightforward. Some of the principles which apply to ARC chemical testing do not translate directly to battery testing due to the variable nature of samples.

    This presentation describes both the advantages and limitations of ARC testing on batteries and how the ARC test can be adapted to address different questions in battery research as well as quality control.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry (ARC)
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • What we learn from battery testing by calorimetry
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection during thermal runaway
    • Advanced testing techniques in adiabatic battery calorimetry

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    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery joined THT in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current role as Technical Performance Manager involves running the calorimetry lab with involvement in technical aspects of THT’s instrumentation.

    Danny’s focus is primarily on lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal. He oversees the use of calorimeters for customer sample testingas well as installing calorimeter systems and provided training and technical supportfor battery and automotive companies worldwide, such as Panasonic, BMW and Samsung. Danny works in THT’s UK office in Milton Keynes.

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    Maximizing Battery Performance and Reliability for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

    FREE Webinar – Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As automakers and utilities transition away from non-renewable energy sources, batteries have become essential for efficient energy storage and delivery. Companies are working intensely to deliver higher capacity and more robust batteries to power their products, but ad hoc development processes cannot keep pace with the volume of battery data being generated. In addition, understaffed battery  development teams are unable to leverage their data to accelerate development or improve production and manufacturing.

    In this webinar, we will outline the challenges that the battery industry is facing and how big data analytics can virtually eliminate manual data management and provide powerful capabilities that deliver rapid insights into a battery’s design that dramatically accelerate the development process and results in products with greater performance and reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recognizing the challenges and bottlenecks in battery development today
    • Automating the battery data collection, data cleaning, and data management process
    • Identifying design issues earlier with predictive analytics
    • Leveraging metadata to understand the impact of materials, processes and test conditions

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – Co-Founder and CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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    Battery Safety Assessment: From Cell to Pack Level

    FREE Webinar : Duration – 1 hour

    For fast and reliable battery pack development, a virtual assessment of battery safety via simulation is presented. The methodology, from single cell abuse testing up to battery pack simulation of crash and crush loads, is discussed. Cell tests that provide detailed understanding of the mechanical behavior of single Li-ion cells are used to improve battery stiffness and to optimize battery pack  design.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Method description: battery safety assessment from cell to pack level
    • Abuse cell tests
    • Abuse cell simulations
    • Crash and crush simulations at module and pack levels

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    Jeremy Gaume – Project Manager, Analysis of Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems at AVL GmbH

    Jeremy Gaume graduated from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (U.T.B.M.), France, with a Master Diploma in thermo-mechanical system modelling and optimization. He has 10 years’ of experience in the automotive field. Before joining AVL, he worked at Magna Steyr for CAE crash (passive safety) assessment. After joining AVL, he was appointed as a Project Manager for Analysis of Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems. Jeremy is an expert on crash/safety simulation for batteries.

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    Determination of Battery Safety and Performance Parameters Using Adiabatic and Isothermal Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – Thermal Hazard Technology is a proud sponsor of this event.

    This presentation describes two main types of calorimetry which can be used to carry out safety and performance testing on batteries. Isothermal calorimeters allow for direct heat measurement on cells during use, while adiabatic calorimeters can measure heat released from batteries during thermal runaway.

    Calorimetry can serve as a quantitative scientific method for evaluation of battery safety but it requires appropriate instrumentation. The principles of operation of both types of calorimeters are described along with specific applications within the field of battery testing.

    A combination of both technics allows for detailed thermal characterization of lithium-ion and other rechargeable cells, and differences due to chemistry, cell design, cell age, state of charge and cell size can be evaluated.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic and isothermal calorimetry
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic safety testing
    • Parameters established by isothermal performance testing
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked at Thermal Hazard Technology for 9 years. His current role is Technical Performance Manager; overseeing the lab and technical aspects of instrumentation manufactured by THT. He joined the company in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    Danny’s focus is primarily on lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal. He oversees the use of calorimeters for customer sample testing as well as installing calorimeter systems and provided training for battery and automotive companies worldwide, such as Panasonic, BMW and Samsung. Danny works in Thermal Hazard Technology’s UK office in Milton Keynes.

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    Lithium Ion Capacitors – Combining Energy with Power

    FREE Webinar – JSR Micro, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Lithium Ion Capacitors (LIC) are hybrids of electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) and lithium ion batteries (LIB). Combining the reversible non-Faradaic cathode from an EDLC and the reversible Faradaic anode from an LIB results in an ultra or super capacitor with significantly increased energy density, improved float performance and low self-discharge rates. Avoiding the lithium metal oxide cathodes from LIB’s improves the inherent safety and eliminates Cobalt content, however still combines aspects of energy & power of both cell types. The Faradaic intercalation/deintercalation reactions at the anode are capable of generating a significant amount of charge, while the non-Faradaic electrostatic storage of the electrical energy formed at the interface of the electrode and the electrolyte, known as an electric double layer, results in fast charge and discharge capabilities for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of cycles.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is an LIC? Technology Introduction
    • Key Benefits
    • Safety
    • EDLC vs LIC
    • Applications

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    Jeff Myron – Energy Solutions Program Manager at JSR Micro, Inc.

    Since 2011 Jeff has been responsible for business development in North America of JSR group’s environmental energy products including, lithium ion capacitors (LIC) and aqueous battery binders. Jeff joined JSR in 2006 as a Technical Sales Specialist for advanced photoresists utilized in IC manufacturing. Immediately prior to JSR, Jeff worked at Molecular Imprints developing the commercial infrastructure for next generation nano imprint lithography templates. Prior to joining Molecular Imprints, he held various engineering, engineering management & product management positions at Motorola, DuPont Photomask & Brewer Science. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois State University in 1990 and an MBA from Webster University in 2001.

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    Data-Driven Battery Product Development: Turn Battery Performance Into a Competitive Advantage

    FREE Webinar – Voltaiq, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Battery performance is a primary source of user dissatisfaction across a broad range of applications, and is the key bottleneck slowing the adoption of electric vehicles, renewable energy, and longer lasting, more powerful mobile electronics. Moreover, advances in battery development are continually slowed by inefficiencies and missed opportunities in analyzing the vast amounts of raw data generated during testing and operation, and the lack of effective tools to process and analyze this data.

    In this webinar, we’ll present approaches to eliminate these data bottlenecks and explain how to leverage your information to help you ship quality products faster using fewer resources while ensuring safety and reliability in the field, ultimately turning battery performance into a competitive advantage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What bottlenecks are hindering the development of new batteries and battery powered systems?
    • What are your batteries trying to tell you? Expose additional value using techniques like differential capacity analysis
    • Case studies on data-driven product development at each stage of the battery lifecycle: from R&D to operation in the field

    Presenter
    Tal Sholklapper – CEO and Co-founder at Voltaiq

    Tal is the CEO and co-founder of Voltaiq, an battery intelligence software company. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing a ultra-low- cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper earned bachelors degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley, going on complete a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in just two and a half years.

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