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  • (FREE) THT: Adiabatic Calorimetry for Performance and Safety Testing of Li-Ion Batteries

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    This presentation describes how Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC®) is the adiabatic method of choice to carry out performance and safety testing on Li-ion batteries. This technique is widely used within the industry to understand the thermal characteristics of cells.

    The theoretical background of the technique is described, with recommendations made across different testing types. Examples are shown across multiple form factors, from coin cells up to small modules.

    Test methods discussed include decomposition tests, nail penetration, overcharge, short circuit, infrared, optical, gas generation and analysis, heat capacity and cycling.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principle of adiabatic calorimetry for batteries
    • Advantages of this method
    • Discussion of applications and results
    • Recommended testing practices

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

    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology UK for 12 years. He joined the company after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    His current position is Technical Performance Manager. He manages THT’s test lab and continues to expand THT’s testing capability into new areas of interest for a range of high-profile clients.

    As well as managing the lab, Danny is involved with technical support, installation and training for THT’s calorimeter systems. He has provided training for major international companies such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW and Underwriters Laboratory.

    Thermal Hazard Technology (THT) is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) TORAY: Cause Analysis for Performance Degradation of LIBs and Analytical Methods for All Solid-State Batteries

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    In Part 1, we showcase the analytical approaches of cause analysis for performance degradation of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs). By the combination of electrochemical and teardown analysis, we’ll get you to find the main cause of performance degradation, and help you improve the materials optimized for the charge/discharge conditions.

    Part 2 covers various analytical methods of sulfide/oxide based All Solid-State Batteries (ASSBs), in terms of composition of solid electrolyte, coverage ratio of coating layer on cathode, and component distribution in cells. In addition, brand-new analytical methods such as in situ SEM will be presented, which will expedite your R&D.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Cause analysis for performance degradation of LIBs
    • Comprehensive estimation of performance degradation, and electrochemical and teardown analysis of LIBs
    • Useful analysis for material development/process optimization of ASSBs
    • Use cases for sulfide/oxide based solid electrolyte, and coating layer on cathode
    • Cutting-edge analytical methods: in situ analysis/micro analysis

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

    Yasuhito Aoki – Researcher at Toray Research Center
    Masahiro Saito – Researcher at Toray Research Center

    Yasuhito Aoki is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of battery related materials using Raman and infrared spectroscopy.

    Masahiro Saito is a researcher at Toray Research Center. He has been working on material analysis of sulfide/oxide solid electrolyte using surface analysis (mainly RBS/NRA).

    Toray Research Center, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • KIM & CHANG: Next-Generation Batteries in Korea – Key Players and Legal Issues

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Korean battery companies are among the world’s leaders in the field of lithium-ion batteries. However, whether these companies can maintain their leadership with next-generation batteries (such as solid state batteries) is currently unclear. We analyze the patent portfolios of the major Korean battery players to better understand what next-generation battery technologies they may be developing, and draw some conclusions regarding which players and technologies may be best placed to succeed. We also look at various legal and regulatory issues that are critical to understand when working with Korean companies and employees, particularly in view of new and proposed Korean regulations aimed at preventing leakage of cutting-edge battery technology to foreign companies.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Review of major Korean battery market players (Samsung SDI, LG Energy Solution, SK Innovations)
    • Analysis of solid state battery patents with focus on Korean players
    • Potential winners in the next-generation battery market
    • Legal issues in working with Korean battery companies or employees

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

    Inchan Andrew Kwon – Foreign Attorney at Kim & Chang
    Sung-Eun Kim – Patent Attorney at Kim & Chang

    Inchan Andrew Kwon is a US-trained and licensed patent attorney who advises technology, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech clients regarding patent prosecution and patent disputes in Korea, as well as related legal issues including trade secrets, licensing, regulatory compliance, and international trade.

    Sung-Eun Kim has been involved in evaluating intellectual property protection and in providing strategic advice to clients, specializing in the areas of materials for electronics, such as secondary batteries and OLED materials, polymer science, and fiber science.

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  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY: Electrode Damage Characterization in Li-Ion Batteries Using Raman Spectroscopy

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    While Li-Ion battery technology has continually advanced to provide cells that are smaller and more powerful, compromised safety concerns due to physical damage are always present. Physical damage to a Li-Ion battery can significantly affect its operational performance, causing accelerated degradation and capacity fade. Damage to electrodes and removal of active material lead to microstructural changes in electrode material and unbalanced current distribution, causing polarization in cells. This work focuses on characterizing the effects of partial nail penetrations on electrodes in cells that continue cycling after being damaged by using Raman spectroscopy and incremental capacity analysis. This helps to determine the type and extent of damage to the electrodes over the course of their abbreviated lifetime.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Dynamic impact testing of prismatic Li-Ion cells
    • Raman spectroscopy analysis for anode damage characterization
    • Increased polarization due to unbalanced current distribution
    • Accelerated degradation caused by physical damage
    • Incremental capacity analysis to determine mechanisms of aging

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

    Casey Jones – Ph.D. Candidate at Purdue University

    Casey Jones is a PhD student in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University, where he works in the Interfacial Multiphysics Laboratory for Dr. Vikas Tomar. His research focuses on destructive testing of Li-ion batteries and the characterization of the effects on cell operation and is funded by the Office of Naval Research. Prior to studying at Purdue he served in the US Navy as a nuclear electronics technician aboard a fast-attack submarine based in Pearl Harbor, and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

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