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Methods for Durability Testing and Lifetime Estimation of Thermal Interface Materials in Batteries

by Ralf Stadler * and Arno Maurer
Polytec PT GmbH Polymere Technologien, D-76307 Karlsbad, Germany
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Present address: NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs, CH-9471 Buchs, Switzerland.
Batteries 2019, 5(1), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries5010034
Received: 28 December 2018 / Revised: 19 February 2019 / Accepted: 2 March 2019 / Published: 18 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thermal and Safety Properties of Materials, Cells and Batteries)
To ensure sufficient thermal performance within electric vehicle (EV) batteries, thermal interface materials (TIMs), such as pastes or adhesives, are widely used to fill thermally insulating voids between cells and cooling components. However, TIMs are composite materials that are subject to degradation over the battery’s lifetime. Using TIMs for battery applications is a new and emerging topic, creating the need to rapidly acquire knowledge about appropriate lifetime testing and evaluation methods, in close collaboration with the battery manufacturers. This paper reviews suitable methods for durability testing as well as basic modeling approaches which allow for the transfer of laboratory results to the longtime behavior of interface materials during a vehicle’s lifetime. View Full-Text
Keywords: batteries; thermal management; thermal interface material; reliability testing; accelerated aging; lifetime estimation batteries; thermal management; thermal interface material; reliability testing; accelerated aging; lifetime estimation
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Stadler, R.; Maurer, A. Methods for Durability Testing and Lifetime Estimation of Thermal Interface Materials in Batteries. Batteries 2019, 5, 34.

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