10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Why do lithium-ion batteries eventually die and what to do about the situation.

14 Jun 2018, 09:05
McCain Ondaatji Hall (Dalhousie University)

McCain Ondaatji Hall

Dalhousie University

Plenary Speaker / Conférencier(ère) plénier(ère) Other Sessions or Meetings / Autres séances ou réunions R-PLEN1 Plenary Session | Session Plénière - Jeff Dahn, Dalhousie University


Prof. Jeff Dahn (Dalhousie University)


Lithium-ion batteries used in smart phones last several years. However, they must last at least a decade in electric vehicles and many decades in electrical energy storage systems. In this lecture I will explain why Li-ion batteries eventually fail and introduce simple methods we have invented to rank lithium-ion cell lifetime in experiments that only take a few weeks. These simple methods are crucial for researchers, battery manufacturers and users who cannot test new battery chemistries for years and years to identify better batteries.

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Prof. Jeff Dahn (Dalhousie University)

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