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  • Battery Selection Tutorial Course 1/3: Selecting your Cell and Cell Manufacturer(s)

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA

    After designing your product, you need to ensure the battery with which you are operating it will ensure the right performance and lifetime. When deciding this, narrowing down which chemistry (e.g. Li-ion, lithium primary, NiMH, etc.) best fits your product and which form factor are some of the first steps. Choosing a cell design (high-power vs. high-energy, for example) is another step and finally, finding the right cell manufacturer to fabricate your cells and packs. This webinar is the first in a three-part series on designing the right battery for your product. It will cover many of the key differences in chemistries, form factors, and cell designs and other best practices.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Choosing the right chemistry for your application
    • Choosing the right form factor
    • Choosing cell designs (e.g. high power vs. high-energy)

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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  • Battery Selection Tutorial Course 2/3: Beyond the Standards: Device-Specific Testing

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA

    After choosing your cell and manufacturer (Part 1 of this series), most likely, they will have passed the tests of various standards organizations. However, depending on your operating environment, you may need to go above and beyond the baseline to ensure your product operates as intended. This webinar is Part 2 in a three-part series and will review a variety of factors to consider in your device-specific testing, including designing tests to predict the outcomes of various user-abuse scenarios, understanding the mechanisms of gas generation, capacity retention based on different voltage windows, and what happens if you need to cycle your cells outside of their operating range (outside in an Arizona summer or Minnesota winter, for example).

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • User-abuse scenarios to prevent against
    • Causes and effects of various gas generation mechanisms
    • Voltage limits

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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  • Battery Selection Tutorial Course 3/3: Integrating Your Battery Into Your Product – Designing for Worst-Case Scenarios

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA

    The last part in Exponent’s three-part series, this webinar will focus on the finished product from the viewpoint of the battery. How can you best protect your battery within your device? Is your battery going to be user-replaceable? If you’re creating multi-cell packs, how should they be separated from (yet still connected to) each other? Should a thermal event occur, how can you prevent that from cascading through the whole pack? This webinar will help to answer many of those questions, and discuss design questions to help safeguard your battery pack throughout its entire lifecycle.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creating multi-cell packs
    • Containing thermal runaway events

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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  • High Precision Cycling (HPC) for Coulombic Efficiency (CE) Measurements

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. EDT USA

    Quantifying the influence of changes in the electrodes or electrolytes on the battery lifetime, under classical testing conditions requires extremely long times. Contrarily to simply cycling cells until they reach their end of life, only making a few Coulombic Efficiency (CE) measurements can reduce the duration of the experiment to 3-4 weeks, while providing a tool to evaluate and compare the stability of different cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is the coulombic efficiency ?
    • How can it be used to rapidly estimate battery lifetime ?
    • What is required in terms of accuracy and precision of the instruments ?

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Presenter
    Dr. Nicolas Murer – Product Manager and Applications Engineer at Bio-Logic SAS, France

    Nicolas Murer is an application and product manager at Bio-Logic Science Instruments. Bio-Logic designs and manufactures potentiostats/galvanostats, battery cyclers and scanning probe electrochemical workstations.

    He received his engineer diploma from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in electrochemistry and materials in 2003. He then received his Ph.D. at Université de Bourgogne in 2008. Prior to joining Bio-Logic in 2011, he was a post-doc at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

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