Miniaturized Reference Electrode For Improving Battery Safety And Recharge Rate (Energy Storage Innovations USA 2017)

Mark J Isaacson, Chief Battery Scientist
United States


USA 2017 Presentation - Kalptree*
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Presentation Summary

Safety and cycle life are challenges impeding the implementation of large, high power Li-ion batteries. Kalptree Energy has developed a non-intrusive reference electrode sensor that changes the existing battery management paradigm by allowing the characterization of individual electrode voltages thereby enabling safer operation, longer life and greater useable discharge energy.

Speaker Biography (Mark J Isaacson)

Mark J. Isaacson is currently the Chief Scientist at Kalptree Energy where his responsibilities include development of solid state Li-ion batteries and reference electrode sensors using Kalptree's unique high rate, low cost vapor deposition processes. He was previously with Lockheed Martin, PolyStor, Valence Technology and WR Grace. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Company Profile (Kalptree)

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KalpTree Energy is a start-up based in Livermore, California that has developed a new low cost, high rate vapor phase process that is ideal for depositing battery materials. KalpTree is currently developing both solid-state Li-ion batteries and reference electrode sensors using this technology. KalpTree's solid-state Li-ion batteries can be scaled down to very thin form factors with little energy density loss making it ideal for markets such as flexible electronics. Kalptree's reference electrode promises to change current battery management strategies and improve safety, cycle life and available discharge energy.
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