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Title: Perspective—From Calorimetry Measurements to Furthering Mechanistic Understanding and Control of Thermal Abuse in Lithium-Ion Cells

Abstract

Lithium-ion battery safety is prerequisite for applications from consumer electronics to grid energy storage. Cell and component-level calorimetry studies are central to safety evaluations. Qualitative empirical comparisons have been indispensable in understanding decomposition behavior. More systematic calorimetry studies along with more comprehensive measurements and reporting can lead to more quantitative mechanistic understanding. This mechanistic understanding can facilitate improved designs and predictions for scenarios that are difficult to access experimentally, such as system-level failures. Recommendations are made to improve usability of calorimetry results in mechanistic understanding. From our perspective, this path leads to a more mature science of battery safety.

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1568911
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1544807
Report Number(s):
SAND-2019-7793J
Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651; 677205
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 166; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Batteries - Lithium; Energy Storage; Accelerating Rate Calorimetry; Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Lithium Ion Battery

Citation Formats

Shurtz, Randy C., Preger, Yuliya, Torres-Castro, Loraine, Lamb, Joshua, Hewson, John C., and Ferreira, Summer Rhodes. Perspective—From Calorimetry Measurements to Furthering Mechanistic Understanding and Control of Thermal Abuse in Lithium-Ion Cells. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1149/2.0341912jes.
Shurtz, Randy C., Preger, Yuliya, Torres-Castro, Loraine, Lamb, Joshua, Hewson, John C., & Ferreira, Summer Rhodes. Perspective—From Calorimetry Measurements to Furthering Mechanistic Understanding and Control of Thermal Abuse in Lithium-Ion Cells. United States. doi:10.1149/2.0341912jes.
Shurtz, Randy C., Preger, Yuliya, Torres-Castro, Loraine, Lamb, Joshua, Hewson, John C., and Ferreira, Summer Rhodes. Thu . "Perspective—From Calorimetry Measurements to Furthering Mechanistic Understanding and Control of Thermal Abuse in Lithium-Ion Cells". United States. doi:10.1149/2.0341912jes.
@article{osti_1568911,
title = {Perspective—From Calorimetry Measurements to Furthering Mechanistic Understanding and Control of Thermal Abuse in Lithium-Ion Cells},
author = {Shurtz, Randy C. and Preger, Yuliya and Torres-Castro, Loraine and Lamb, Joshua and Hewson, John C. and Ferreira, Summer Rhodes},
abstractNote = {Lithium-ion battery safety is prerequisite for applications from consumer electronics to grid energy storage. Cell and component-level calorimetry studies are central to safety evaluations. Qualitative empirical comparisons have been indispensable in understanding decomposition behavior. More systematic calorimetry studies along with more comprehensive measurements and reporting can lead to more quantitative mechanistic understanding. This mechanistic understanding can facilitate improved designs and predictions for scenarios that are difficult to access experimentally, such as system-level failures. Recommendations are made to improve usability of calorimetry results in mechanistic understanding. From our perspective, this path leads to a more mature science of battery safety.},
doi = {10.1149/2.0341912jes},
journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 12,
volume = 166,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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DOI: 10.1149/2.0341912jes

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