Everything you need to know about lithium-ion batteries – but which car makers forgot to tell you
It’s become part of everyday life. “Most of us plug in our laptops or phones to recharge at night without really thinking about it,” says Serena Corr, Chair in Functional Materials and Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, “but what’s happening during charge and discharge is a highly complex process and still not completely understood.”
We’re talking about lithium-ion (abbreviated to Li-ion) batteries and when someone with a job title like Corr’s tells you something is “highly complex”, you’d better believe it. These are the batteries that power just about everything these days; as well your mobile phone, computer and power tools, they also drive pretty much all battery-electric cars.
Read the full article at The Telegraph.
Erik Schaltz received the MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Energy, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2009 to 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor and since 2012, he has been an Associate Professor. Both positions also at the Department of Energy, Aalborg University. At the Department, he is the leader of the research group in E-mobility and Drives and the vice leader of the Batteries research group. He is a guest and associate editor in several journals related to batteries and e-mobility and he is also a board member of the Danish Battery Society. His research interests include the usage of power electronics, electric machines, fuel cells, batteries, ultracapacitors, etc. as power train in various applications like electric vehicles, industrial machinery, and heavy-duty systems. In addition, he is also focused on battery state-estimation, management (electric and thermal), and modelling (electric, thermal, and lifetime) of battery cells and packs.
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