Investigation into thermal runaway of Li-ion batteries

Michael Lammer, Alexander Königseder, Viktor Hacker

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Li-ion cells with the dimension 18650 are charged to defined states of charge and placed in a specially designed sample holder to fix them in place during the test series in the electrically heated stainless steel tubular reactor. The sample holder contains thermocouples and voltage sensing connectors to monitor the cell during the heat ramp experiment. During the thermal runaway several characteristic phases are observed like melting of the separator, evaporation of the electrolyte and cell disintegration. The characterisations of the cells are performed by online monitoring of cell temperature and voltage as well as gas sampling during the test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Minisymposium Verfahrenstechnik at Graz University of Technology
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
EditorsUlrich Hirn
Place of PublicationGraz
PublisherTechnische Universität Graz
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-85125-456-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production
  • Sustainable Systems


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