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Current issue

ELEKTRO 10/2018 was released on September 26th 2018. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Topic: Electrical power engineering; RES; Batteries and accumulators; E-mobility

Main Article
Smart Cities (part 1 – volume 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 5/2018 was released on September 17th 2018. Its digital version will be available immediately.

Interiors lighting
Luminaire selection by the concept of interior
The unique book about interiors nowadays on market
Invitation on colloquium Interiéry 2018 – exceptional action for the seventh time

Newsreel
Profesor Jiří Habel passed away – memories remain

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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