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Current issue

ELEKTRO 8-9/2019 was released on September 3rd 2019. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Topic: Electrical engineering in industry; 61th International Engineering Fair in Brno

Main Article
Residual current devices – overview and usage

SVĚTLO (Light) 5/2019 was released on September 16th 2019. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Professional organizations activities
International conference LIGHT (SVĚTLO) 2019 – 6th announcement
We participated in International commission on illumination CIE 2019 congress in Washington
Technical colloquium SLOVALUX 2019

Fairs and exhibitions
Inspire with boho styl and design of Far East at autumn fair FOR INTERIOR

Taking lithium-ion batteries to new extremes

08.10.2018 | Tech Xplore | www.techxplore.com

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) perform best when the temperature range is just right—that is, neither too hot nor too cold. But this is a huge limiting factor when it comes to using LIBs in electric vehicles (EVs) in many locales where temperatures vary widely.

In a recent paper published in Nature Energy however, a group of UC Berkeley researchers report a novel invention that promises to effectively mitigate the effects of thermal extremes when used with LIBs. Their solution is “a fluid-free, passive thermal regulator that stabilizes battery temperature in both hot and cold extreme environments.”

Improved li-lon batteries

To achieve this effect, their passive thermal regulator design draws on two key nonlinear features from existing thermal regulator concepts. The first of these features is solid-state phase change, whereas the second feature is opening and closing of a thermal interface.

Read more at Tech Xplore

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