Advanced Energy Technology Congress Featuring Lithium Battery Power, Battery Safety and Next Generation Batteries on November 12-15, 2013 in San Diego

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Advanced Energy Technology Congress

The Advanced Energy Technology Congress taking place November 12-13, 2013 in San Diego will hosts 3 key battery industry events in one location. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and see the latest developments in battery technology. The three key battery industry events include Lithium Battery Power 2013, Battery Safety and Next Generation Batteries.

9th International Lithium Battery Power 2013
November 13-14, 2013 - San Diego, CA

Recent significant R&D and engineering innovations in energy storage technologies in general and in lithium-ion batteries in particular combined with significant achievements in safety and reliability have propelled the technology into a position in the marketplace far exceeding recent market survey results. Breakthroughs in novel 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. This 9th Annual Conference in our Lithium Battery Power series will guide you from technology and materials development through device packaging and integration to applications and safety in a full spectrum of lithium-ion batteries applications currently on the market.

Featured Abstract:
William Walker, Researcher, NASA Johnson Space Center
"Coupling Lithium Ion Battery Thermo-electrochemical Models with Orbital-Thermal Analysis Software for Space Applications "

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are replacing some of the Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries on the International Space Station. Knowing that LIB efficiency and survivability are highly influenced by the effects of temperature, this study focused on coupling orbital-thermal analysis software, Thermal Desktop (TD) v5.5, with LIB thermo-electrochemical models representing the local heat generated during charge/discharge cycles. Before attempting complex orbital analyses, a simple sink temperature model needed development to determine the compatibility of the two techniques. LIB energy balance equations solved for local heating (Bernardi’s equation) were used as the internal volumetric heat generation rate for native geometries in TD. The sink temperature, various environmental parameters, and thermophysical properties were based on those used in a previous study for the end of 1, 2, & 3 Coulomb (C) discharge cycles of a 185 Amp-Hour (Ah) capacity LIB. The TD model successfully replicated the temperature vs. depth of discharge (DoD) profiles and temperature ranges for all discharge and convection variations with minimal deviation. In this study, we successfully developed the capability of programming the logic of the variables and their relationship to DoD into TD. This coupled version of orbital thermal analysis software and thermo-electrochemical models provides a new generation of techniques for analyzing thermal performance of batteries in orbital-space environments.

4th International Battery Safety 2013
November 14-15, 2013 - San Diego, CA

Widely publicized safety incidents, hazardous events related and recalls of lithium-ion batteries have raised legitimate concerns regarding lithium-ion battery safety across various battery systems sizes and applications, from microelectronics and medical to automotive and aero space. Battery Safety 2013 is will address the concerns of battery safety and reliability by exploring a wide spectrum of related topics.

Featured Abstract:
Judith Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
"Are Soft Short Tests Good Indicators of Internal Li-Ion Cell Defects"

Several methods exist that can predict whether a li-ion cell has an internal defect. Some of those are self-discharge tests at end of charge voltages, soft short tests at the end of discharge voltages, etc. It is also not clear if these tests are a good reflection of contaminants or other types of defects inside the cell. This paper will address the topic of whether there is a good method to detect internal cell defects in li-ion cells.

3rd International Next Generation Batteries 2013
November, 12-13, 2013 - San Diego, CA

Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for a vast array of mobile, portable and stationary applications, from micro medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive, have paved the roadmap for an emerging market with unlimited potential. Will lithium-ion batteries deliver on the promises of the power, energy, cost and safety in commercially available energy storage systems? Or maybe the future lays somewhere beyond lithium-based chemistries? Our panel of leading experts in fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications will look into emerging issues underlining this pivotal time in the battery industry.

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