Issue 70, 2018

Thermal runaway of large automotive Li-ion batteries


Damaged or heavily over-heated Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles can transit into a thermal runaway reaction with further heat and gas release. The heat may cause a battery fire and fast gas release may damage the battery-pack casing. To characterise heat and gas release of large automotive Li-ion cells, a heavy duty test bench was developed and a test series was performed.

Graphical abstract: Thermal runaway of large automotive Li-ion batteries

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31 Jul 2018
26 Oct 2018
First published
30 Nov 2018
This article is Open Access
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RSC Adv., 2018,8, 40172-40186

Thermal runaway of large automotive Li-ion batteries

A. W. Golubkov, R. Planteu, P. Krohn, B. Rasch, B. Brunnsteiner, A. Thaler and V. Hacker, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 40172 DOI: 10.1039/C8RA06458J

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