Advanced Failure Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries 

How do you pinpoint the root cause of complex failures?

May 13, 2021
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Join Exponent as we unravel complex failures across diverse products and battery formats 

Failure of lithium-ion batteries can lead to a range of consequences, from failure to meet performance expectations to exposure of toxic electrolyte liquids or vapors to dangerous release of heat, toxic gases, or fire in the case of a so-called "thermal runaway event." Root-cause failure analysis of lithium-ion batteries provides important feedback for cell design, manufacturing, and use to help prevent such failures.

What you'll learn:

  • Exponent's outside-in methodology from exterior electronics to interior cell chemistry 
  • Essential analytical techniques used to pinpoint the root cause 
  • Challenges and adapted methodologies for larger form factors and higher energy densities

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