Research Articles

by Dr James Edmondson

12 Oct 2020

Electric Vehicle Materials: Will Nickel Replace Cobalt?

Electric vehicle powertrains are much more materially diverse than the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace. As a result, they are putting sudden and unprecedented strain on several raw materials industries.
09 Oct 2020

Thermal Management: The Key to Meeting the 5G Hype

The market for 5G devices is expanding rapidly, several 5G smartphones are now available on the market, with manufacturers emphasizing the benefits of low latency and high download rates. However, 5G still faces many challenges, especially in the infrastructure.
03 Sep 2020

Market for EV Powertrain Materials to Reach $47bn by 2030

Traction batteries and motors in electric vehicles (EVs) are very different to the powertrain components of the internal-combustion engine vehicles they replace.
26 Jun 2020

Legacy Systems Are Limiting Thermal Management of Electric Vehicles

The drivetrain of an electric vehicle is, in theory, much simpler than a combustion vehicle. Despite this, many electric vehicle contain several different coolant fluids. Is this optimal or a remnant from legacy systems?
24 Jun 2020

Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G: Opportunities for Thermal Management Materials

The 5G market is expanding rapidly, with the first installations already being demonstrated. The increasing deployment of 5G will generate innovation and growth opportunities in thermal management.
23 Jun 2020

Is Cell Design Limiting Electric Vehicle Thermal Management?

Thermal management of batteries for electric vehicles is a crucial issue. It is important not only for safety and thermal runaway prevention, but also for the performance and longevity of the battery.
19 May 2020

China to Enforce Electric Vehicle Safety by 2021

Thermal runaway in electric vehicles (EVs) is a major concern for potential consumers, manufacturers and regulators, as thermal runaway of lithium ion batteries is the main cause of fires in EVs.
03 Apr 2020

Hot Performance and Cool Operation for Electric Vehicle Motors

The market for electric vehicles is set to exceed $1,000bn by 2030 but potential consumers are still concerned with range, cost and safety. Whilst this draws attention initially to the battery, an equally important factor and unifying component of electric vehicles is the electric motor and its effective thermal management.
20 Mar 2020

Immersion of Electric Vehicle Batteries: The Best Way to Keep Cool?

The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly, and with it the demand for fast charging, increased energy density and improved safety. Something that all these areas have in common is heat. Charging a battery quickly generates a lot of heat, with the extra energy capacity of modern and upcoming electric vehicle batteries, extracting this heat becomes more challenging.
24 Feb 2020

Keeping Cool as the Electric Vehicle Market Heats Up

Some of the biggest hurdles to widespread adoption of electric vehicles are range anxiety, battery longevity and safety. As the electric vehicle market grows and for it to reach its full potential, there is an increased need for effective thermal management of the vehicles.