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Title: Battery testing at Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory's Analysis Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) tests advanced batteries under simulated electric and hybrid vehicle operating conditions. The ADL facilities also include a post-test analysis laboratory to determine, in a protected atmosphere if needed, component compositional changes and failure mechanisms. The ADL provides a common basis for battery performance characterization and life evaluations with unbiased application of tests and analyses. The battery evaluations and post-test examinations help identify factors that limit system performance and life, and the most-promising R D approaches for overcoming these limitations. Since 1991, performance characterizations and/or life evaluations have been conducted on eight battery technologies (Na/S, Li/S, Zn/Br, Ni/MH, Ni/Zn, Ni/Cd, Ni/Fe, and lead-acid). These evaluations were performed for the Department of Energy's. Office of Transportation Technologies, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Division (DOE/OTT/EHP), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Transportation Program. The results obtained are discussed.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6627386
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/CP-79338; CONF-9303137--1
ON: DE93011761
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG) chemical working group meeting, White Oak, MD (United States), 25 Mar 1993
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; TESTING; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; ANL; IRON-NICKEL BATTERIES; LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; NICKEL-ZINC BATTERIES; PERFORMANCE TESTING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SERVICE LIFE; SODIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; ZINC-BROMINE BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; LIFETIME; METAL-METAL OXIDE BATTERIES; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; VEHICLES 250902* -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Performance & Testing; 330300 -- Advanced Propulsion Systems-- Electric-Powered Systems; 250901 -- Energy Storage-- Batteries-- Design & Development