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  • (FREE) AMETEK: Potentiostat and Battery Analyzer Design Fundamentals Explained for Users

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

    Potentiostats and Battery Analyzers have a critical role in evaluating how energy devices will perform. Understanding the basic design structure of instrumentation provides tools to users for informed decisions on experiments, analysis and products.

    AMETEK presents here on the different core functions on how signals are generated, cells are controlled and responses are measured.

    This content is presented from the perspective of a user and by the innovator of the digital potentiostat, Princeton Applied Research. Peek under the cover of the instrument that you rely on for your research and diagnostic programs. Most of the content will be general, so users of all instruments can find value. Learn the difference in your DACs and ADCs!

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Detail how potentiostats create signals, control cells and measure responses
    • Decode jargon and terminology used in instrument design for users
    • Explain which specifications relate to which functions
    • Show how to take advantage of the capabilities of your system
    • Use AMETEK’s portfolio as an example of different points in price-and-capability

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

    Rob Sides – Applications Architect at AMETEK

    Rob Sides presents here as part of AMETEK, a global enterprise supporting electrochemical research through its Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical brands. He joined AMETEK after achieving his Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2005, where he authored several original research papers, presentations, invited reviews and book chapters on the fabrication and characterization of Li-ion battery electrodes using DC and EIS-based methods. At AMETEK, Rob has held several roles across different functional groups of Applications, Sales/Marketing and Product Management. His background provides a depth and breadth of experience to present both fundamentals and solutions to the most challenging problems.

    AMETEK is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • PSU: Electrolyte Flow Control to Reduce Dendrite and SEI Growth in Lithium Metal Batteries

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries often leads to accelerated failure. SEI growth, breakage under excessive stress around dendrite tips, and re-growth on freshly exposed Li-surfaces leads to rapid capacity deterioration. Till date, a tough, mechanically stable SEI has been thought of as a necessity to prevent further SEI growth and to suppress dendrites. In this presentation, we will demonstrate that electrolyte flow can possibly eliminate dendrite growth, and also reduce SEI growth significantly, thus increasing stability and coulombic efficiency. The required electrolyte flow rates are low enough to be practically achieved by microfluidic pumping techniques.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creeping normal electrolyte flow can eliminate dendrite growth
    • Creeping normal electrolyte flow increases the columbic efficiency and reduces SEI growth
    • Creeping parallel electrolyte flow significantly reduces dendrite growth
    • A mechanically stable tough SEI layer is not a necessity for stable dendrite free electroplating
    • Required flow rates may be achieved practically

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

    Mihir Parekh – PhD Candidate, Penn State University

    Mihir got his Bachelor and Master of Technology degrees (B. Tech and M. Tech) in Energy Science and Engineering from Department of Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay, India. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University in Dr. Christopher Rahn’s group. He is studying the effect of electrolyte flow on dendrite and SEI growth in lithium metal batteries. During his undergrad, he has worked on Vanadium Redox flow batteries, and his Master’s thesis was on designing a heat exchanger for cooling a nuclear reactor spent fuel pool.

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  • (FREE) ENERGY ASSURANCE: International Compliance for Small Portable Li Ion Batteries in 2021

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Does the Li Ion battery requirement for different countries confuse you? We will focus on the international requirements applied to small format portable Li Ion batteries. This will be an in-depth review of countries with mandatory requirements as well as voluntary or customer driven requirements. Every country has some very specific items that make them unique and these differences can lead to delays and potential changes in design if not understood ahead of time. We will review these gotcha items for each country we review. Finally, we will take a look at what is on the horizon for changes to standards and requirements globally.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Definition of scope – portable, small format Li ion batteries
    • Shipping regulations overview
    • Mandatory requirements
    • Voluntary or other requirements
    • Upcoming changes

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

    Cindy Millsaps – CEO, Energy Assurance

    Beginning her career with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Cindy worked in global regulatory approvals, quality systems management, and product safety and qualification testing. where she focused on information technology equipment, energy, and batteries. As CEO, Cindy uses her expertise to understand changes in battery testing standards while assisting design engineers in planning. Cindy has written industry trade publications with special attention to her interpretation of changes in industry standards and how they impact cell manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to advising her clients, she serves on Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel for UL 62133, UL 1642, and UL 2054. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

    Energy Assurance is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • UNIGRID: The Role of All-Solid-State Batteries for Grid Energy Storage

    Wednesday, April 07, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    All solid-state batteries (ASSBs) are widely believed to be a promising technology for next-generation energy storage. While Li-ASSBs are slated to serve the electric vehicles market, Na-ASSBs are a promising technology for electrical grid storage due to their lowered costs and longevity. Prevailing obstacles to commercialization include poor cathode interfacial stability, and the lack of a robust sodium anode, in addition to low areal capacities. In this webinar, we will discuss design strategies to enable stable interfaces, as well as utilize sodium alloy-based anodes to enable ASSBs with higher energy densities, longer cycle life, and longer calendar life.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • State-of-the-art Na solid-state batteries and their role for grid energy storage applications
    • Low cost, novel solid electrolytes enabling long cycle life via interface stabilization
    • Na alloy-based anodes eliminating dendrite formation and enabling wide temperature operation
    • Processing considerations to achieve high areal capacities for high energy densities

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

    Darren H. S. Tan – Co-Founder at UNIGRID LLC
    Dr. Erik A. Wu – CTO at UNIGRID LLC

    Darren H. S. Tan is a Co-Founder of UNIGRID LLC, an energy storage company based on cutting edge ASSB technologies. He is a PhD candidate leading the ASSB research work at UC San Diego at the Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC).

    Dr. Erik A. Wu is the Chief Technology Officer of UNIGRID LLC, where he leads the development of Na-ASSBs for large scale grid energy storage applications, and is a recent alumnus of the Laboratory of Energy Storage and Conversion at UC San Diego.

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  • (FREE) MALVERN PANALYTICAL: Characterizing Catalytic Inks for Fuel Cells

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Catalytic inks are key components when balancing cost, performance, and durability of proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC’s). Scaling up PEMFC production requires careful control of the ink to produce uniform electrode layers that use as little precious metal catalyst as possible. Particle size and dispersion critically impact the behavior of the ink and resulting performance of the electrode layers. X-ray diffraction, laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, and X-ray fluorescence are characterization techniques with proven ability to scale-up in support of mass production that, when combined, provide a comprehensive overview of the particles in catalytic ink mixtures.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • X-Ray Diffraction
    • Laser Diffraction
    • X-Ray Fluorescence
    • Dynamic Light Scattering

    These techniques each probe a different size regime and, when combined, provide a comprehensive overview of the particles in the catalytic ink mixture.

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

    Scott A Speakman – Principal Scientist at Malvern Panalytical

    Scott A Speakman obtained his Ph.D. studying fuel cell materials at Alfred University. He completed a post-doctoral appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab, splitting time between supporting the High Temperature Materials Lab user program and researching fuel cell materials in EERE and FE programs. Scott then managed the X-ray Shared Experimental Facility at MIT for 8 years before joining Malvern Panalytical as a principal scientist. Scott A Speakman is a Fellow of the International Center for Diffraction Data and recipient of a 2013 Infinite Mile Award for exceptional service to MIT.

    Malvern Panalytical is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • VOLTA: Next-Level Planning – Using Machine Learning To Improve EV Charging Network Buildout

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    At Volta, our mission is to drive sustainability forward and we created a tool to help you do just that. Praveen Mandal introduces the Network Planning Tool (NPT), a machine-learning technology to predict electric vehicle adoption and demand, and plan charging infrastructure accordingly. NPT allows utilities, municipalities, and other related partners to optimize their decision-making process and reshape their transportation infrastructure to capitalize on the booming electric vehicle segment.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • An overview of the rapidly evolving electrification industry
    • How Volta is leveraging machine learning technology to differentiate the scope of their services
    • Introduce NPT— a technology developed by Volta to predict and plan for electric vehicle adoption and demand
    • An in-depth explanation of the NPT’s far-reaching capabilities
    • Failure Mitigation and suppression

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

    Praveen K. Mandal – Chief Technology Officer, Volta Charging

    Praveen Mandal is a former engineer turned serial entrepreneur who jump-started the electric vehicle charging industry through the co-founding of ChargePoint in 2007, where he also served as its President. He is the recognized inventor of the “networked charging stations” concept, a pioneering idea that helped drive the adoption of charging stations by all industry stakeholders. Mandal serves as the CTO of Volta Charging, is the Co-Founder of 2predict, a team of data scientists providing advanced machine learning solutions for innovative companies and an MIT Connection Science Fellow.

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