APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY:
- Battery testing
The battery industry currently lacks techniques which have attributes of being scalable, consistent, non-destructive, stand-alone, etc., for detecting physical characteristics and changes thereof in a battery during manufacturing or in use.
A team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Feasible, Inc. have developed systems and methods for battery testing including a holder system. The holder system is designed to couple one or more transducers to a battery under test, wherein the one or more transducers are configured for electrochemical-acoustic signal interrogation (EASI) of the battery. The holder system includes at least one arm to house at least one transducer to be coupled to the battery, and a pressure applying device to apply pressure to the at least one transducer, and to control pressure between the at least one transducer and the battery. The holder system is also configured to determine the pressure between the at least one transducer and the battery and adjust the pressure applied to the at least one transducer based on the determined pressure.
For details regarding this invention, see Published U. S. Patent Application 15/717,293 (Publication No. US 2018/0123189).
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: Proven principle.
STATUS: Published U. S. Patent Application 15/717,293 (Publication No. US 2018/0123189). Available for licensing or collaborative research.
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2018-115