Electronic and magnetic materials

Electronics reliability webinars

A new series of technical webinars in 2019

NPL is internationally recognised for its practical and innovative work on lead-free reliability, PCB interconnection failures, tin whisker migration and conformal coating research. These FREE online webinars provide the opportunity to draw on years of practical experience without leaving your desk. To participate, you need a phone line and Internet access. Please note that registration is essential.

The majority of webinars run for 60 minutes and each one is limited to 100 delegate/company registrations. A copy of each of the slides presented and links to NPL reports will be provided after the webinar. In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to gain the maximum benefit, please read our simple Webinar Guidelines


Battery metrology at NPL – lithium ion cell characterisation

Presented by Kate Clayton Tuesday 12 November 2019 (14:30 hrs UK time) Book your place here

In 2017, the government announced the end to sales of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 in order 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 has 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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