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Monday, June 6 to Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences

AABC Europe 2011 – Tutorials

Tutorial A
Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals  

Tutorial B
Large Lithium-Ion Battery Design Principles

Tutorial C
Engineering Supercapacitor Storage Systems

Tutorial D
Introduction into Lithium Battery Materials

Tutorial E
Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety

Tutorial F
Lithium-Ion Cell Manufacturing


Tutorial E:
Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety

Dr. Peter RothPresented by:
Dr. Peter Roth,
Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Roth recently retired from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM after a career of more than 31 years. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 1978 upon completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois (Urbana, Champaign) in condensed matter physics and has worked primarily in the area of thermophysical properties of materials on numerous DOE programs. He joined the Advanced Power Source R&D Department in 1997 to work in the area of Li battery development and characterization. He served as Project Leader at Sandia for the DOE Advanced Technology Development (ATD) Program (now the Advanced Battery Research (ABR) Program) which is part of the DOE FreedomCAR hybrid electric vehicle development program. He was responsible for leading the Sandia team in collaboration with five other National Labs for developing abuse tolerant and long-life Li-ion cells. Emphasis was on understanding the basic chemical processes leading to thermal runaway in Li-ion cells and characterizing new chemistries to improve performance. Dr. Roth managed the Sandia battery abuse laboratory for full scale abuse testing of large cells and modules in support of the DOE US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), other government agencies and private battery developers.

  • Abuse Failure Modes
    • Field Failures
    • Abuse Failures
      • Overcharge
      • Overheat
      • Short Circuit
  • Abuse Response of Cell Materials
    • Cathode
    • Anode
    • Electrolyte
    • Separator
    • Binders
  • Gas Generation and Flammability
    • Electrolyte Decomposition
    • Flame Retardant Additives
  • Effect of Cell and Pack Design on Abuse Response
    • Cell Design Parameters
    • Pack Design Parameters
  • Testing Procedures and Standards
  • Summary