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New battery lab commissioned at SLAC

In December 2020, Stanford/SLAC commissioned its new Battery Informatics Laboratory on the SLAC campus. In an effort to support the scientific need for experimental data on the cycling-performance and degradation of battery cells, the new lab hosts a number of high throughput state of the art cell cycling equipment. Using the instrument-cloud interface provided by BEEP (developed under D3BATT), the generated measurements are automatically validated, pre-processed and uploaded to an online servers for scientists from Stanford, MIT and TRI to analyze from the ‘comfort’ of their home offices.

The equipment includes:

  • Cylindrical cell testing with  192 channels capacity (Maccor Series 4000), operating in a convective controlled environmental chamber
  • Pouch cell testing with 192 channels capacity (Maccor Series 4000), including EIS measurements, operating in a convective controlled environmental chamber
  • Pouch cell testing with 128 channels capacity (BioLogic BCS-8xx), including EIS measurements, operating under liquid cooled cell holders
  • TBA: Novonix temperature chambers for calendar aging experiments
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