David Keogh from Wildcat Discovery Technology will be Releasing the Results of their Recent Discovery in Las Vegas Next Week on "Improving Irreversibility Capacity of Lithium-Rich Cathode Materials via Solid State Delithiation" at Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety 2012

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Over 45 Presentations and more than 135 organizations participating to date

Lithium Battery Power & Battery Safety 2012

Leading experts from around the world will convene in Las Vegas next week on December 4-7, 2012 for the 8th International Lithium Battery Power & 3rd International Battery Safety 2012 conferences. With over 45 presentations over 4 days these meetings will showcase the very latest scientific developments from around the world. David Keogh from Wildcat Discovery Technology is the latest to join the extensive list of presenters for this key industry event. The presentation abstract is featured below

"Improving Irreversibility Capacity of Lithium-Rich Cathode Materials via Solid State Delithiation," David Keogh, Wildcat Discovery Technology.

Cathodes based on lithium rich-NMC are a promising technology for next generation lithium-ion batteries, offering energy density improvements of >50% over current state of the art intercalation materials. At the same time, a number of technical challenges still limit the commercialization of these materials, including a large irreversible capacity of up to 20% typically observed on first cycle that results in significant gas evolution, as well as poor rate performance. To address this, Wildcat Discovery Technologies has recently developed a low-cost solid state activation process that improves the electrochemical performance of Li-rich NMC materials. In this process, activation is accomplished using a solid state reaction that selectively removes stoichiometric amounts of lithium and oxygen from the crystal structure. Using this process, Wildcat Discovery Technologies has demonstrated a reduction in the irreversible capacity to less than 5%, while also providing a significant improvement in the rate performance, without sacrificing discharge capacity or particle morphology.

This is the last chance to take advantage of the advanced registration discounts which expires Friday, November 30, 2012.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest advances in battery technology from across the industry.

Participating Organizations to date:
3M Company
Advance Battery Technology
Advanced Energy Materials Lab
Alion Science & Technology
Argentine Wind Energy Association
Argonne National Laboratory
Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission of France
Bathium Canada Inc.
Battery Power
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Best Magazine
BioLogic USA
Buhler, Inc
CDB Rubin
Charged Magazine
Chilworth Technology
China Automotive Review
DAE Technologies
Detroit Testing Laboratory
Dow Kokam
Eaglepicher Medical Power LLC
EC Power LLC
Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
Element Materials Technology
Enerdel, Inc.
Eskra Technical Products
ETP, Inc.
EV Hub
FMV, Defense Material Administration
Fraubhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
Freudenberg Nonwovens
Frost & Sullivan
Full Cell Seminar & Exposition
GFS Chemicals, Inc
Gibbard Research & Development Corp.
Global Automotive
GN Resound A/S
GS Energy
Hanyang University
Harris Corporation
Heritage International
Honda R&D Americas
Inovus, Inc
Ji2, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
K2 Energy Solutions
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Kobelco Research Inst., Inc.
Kockums AB
Korea Institute of Energy Research
Korea University
KRI Inc.
LaunchPoint Energy and Power - LEAP, LLC
Lithium Balance A/S
Lithium Battery Engineering, LLC
Maccor, Inc
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MTI Corporation
Nanocomp Technologies, LLC
Nanyang Technological University
NASA Johnson Space Center
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Techno
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Netzsch Instruments North America, LLC
Newcastle University
nGimat Co
NTT Facilities, Inc.
Osaka Gas Co. Ltd
P&G Duracell
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Panacis, Inc.
Paper Battery Company
Parallel Synthesis Technologies, Inc.
PARC, A Xerox Company
Pike Research
PMB Defense
Push Lead Nigeria Ltd.
Raytheon Missile Systems
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saab AD
Sandia National Labs
Sanyo Energy USA Corporation
Sasol North America
Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd
Shou Qi Group
SoildEnergy Systems
Sony Corporation
SouthWest Electronic
Southwest Research Institute
Space Systems/Loral
Sungkyunkwan University
Thermal Hazard Technology
Tohoku University
Tosoh USA
Toyohashi University of Technology
Transportation Development Group
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
UNC - Chapel Hill
University of the Basque Country
University of California - Davis
University of Delaware
University of Maryland
University of the Basque County
Wildcat Discovery Tech
Wuhan University of Technology
Yardney Technical Products

Distinguished Faculty:
-Brian Barnett, PhD, TIAX LLC
-Andrew F. Burke, PhD, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis
-Steve Carkner, Panacis, Inc
-Zonghai Chen, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory
-Hua Cheng, PhD, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
-Andreas Christensen, Lithium Balance A/S, Danmark
-Michael D. Eskra, Eskra Technical Products, Inc.
-Alejandro A. Franco, Prof Dr, Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission of France
-Mark Gunderson, Johnson Controls, Inc.
-Wei He, University of Maryland
-Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
-David Keogh, Wildcat Discovery Technology
-Brian J. Landi, PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology
-David S. Lashmore, PhD, Nanocomp Technologies Inc.
-Andrew J. Manning, Lithium Battery Engineering, LLC
-Shreefal Mehta, PhD, Paper Battery Company
-Kai-Christian Möller, PhD, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany
-Ahmad Pesaran, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
-James Post, Engineering Spirit BV; and Battery Condition Test International Ltd.
-James E. Powell, Transportation Development Group
-Ajay Prasad, PhD, University of Delaware
-Frank Puglia, Yardney Technical Products
-Ellham Sahraei, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Vishal Sapru, Frost & Sullivan
-Hans J. Seifert, PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
-Christian E. Shaffer, PhD, EC Power LLC
-Erik J. Spek, PEng, TÜV SÜD Canada
-Saburo Tanaka, PhD, Toyohashi University of Technology, National University Corporation
-Larry Thomas, Primet Precision Materials, Inc.
-Swati Umbrajkar, PhD, Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA Company
-Ganesh Venugopal, PhD, nGimat LLC
-Tomasz Wierbicki, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
-Nicholas Williard, CALCE - University of Maryland
-Alvin Wu, Underwriters Laboratories Taiwan Co., Ltd., Underwriters Laboratories
-Qingliu Wu, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory
-Rachid Yazami, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
-Larry J. Yount, LaunchPoint Energy and Power - LEAP LLC
-Yunhua Yu, PhD, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
-Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang, PhD, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
-Sheng S. Zhang, PhD, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Lithium Battery Power 2012:
Recent significant innovations within lithium-ion batteries have propelled the technology into a position in the marketplace far exceeding recent market survey results. Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile and portable applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential.

  •     New chemistries & materials to increase energy & decrease cost
  •     Meeting the EV challenge: cycle life, power & energy, cost and safety
  •     Advanced materials for improved electrode & electrolyte performance
  •     Application driven lithium ion battery development
  •     Advanced technology for greater safety, reliability and performance
  •     From novel materials and components to systems design and integration
  •     Role of nanotechnology in improving power and energy density

Battery Safety 2012:
Widely publicized safety incidents and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety. Battery Safety 2012 is conveniently timed with Lithium Battery Power 2012, and will address these concerns by exploring the following topics:

  •     Application specific battery safety issues affecting battery performance
  •     Major battery degradation and reliability factors
  •     Battery management systems
  •     Commercial cells evaluation and failure analysis
  •     Advances in testing techniques and protocols
  •     High throughput testing, automation and modeling for better safety
  •     Standardization and regulatory issues

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