NPL – Battery Metrology at NPL – Lithium Ion Cell Characterisation

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

In 2017 the Government announced the end to sales of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 to reduce carbon emissions and the associated negative health effects from poor air quality. Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to provide an alternative solution to the ban, however increasing sales in EVs requires an improvement in consumer confidence. The government have announced to make over £600 million of funding available to support the uptake and manufacture of ultra low emission vehicles with an investment of £246 million to support the development of new battery technologies

Research in battery technology is a growing area with lithium ion chemistry set to dominate the electric vehicle market in the short to medium term due to its high energy density and low self-discharge properties. However the need for improvement is great with focus directed towards lowering cost, improving performance and increasing the safety of the battery. Success in these areas is expected to open a competitive market, improve consumer confidence and increase the uptake of EVs on the road. Battery metrology is a strategic focus for NPL and pivotal for the realisation of zero emission vehicles

Register for this talk to hear about the facilities at NPL available for lithium ion battery metrology, our capability in this area with a focus on using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to evaluate the battery system and the research that we have been doing upon nickel manganese cobalt (8:1:1) and graphite electrode materials

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