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#52173 - 08/05/19 08:43 AM Key To safer Batteries
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
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I was reading through the Alumni News Letter from my graduate alma-mater, UTD (The University of Texas At Dallas), and came across this article about a faculty member and one of his former students who have identified the cause of Lithium-ion battery overheating and the resulting fires. It turns out the problem is not in the design of the devices, or in the batter itself, rather it is the surface of the cell that the problem arises. They have posited a potential solution to the problem and I suspect at this point it becomes an engineering problem. Although this can't help the Lithium-Ion batteries already in place, it promises significant performance improvements in future laptops, tablets, and smart phones.

NOTE: The research was not funded by U. S. government or business sources, rather it was the South Korean government that financed the research. Just saying. 🙄

BRAGGING: You probably haven't heard of UTD because they do not have a football team, but their esports team is making quite a reputation for itself. Yes, it is an egghead school and the number 1 ranked public university in Texas and in all Texas Universities is outranked only by Rice University. (Okay, I'm bragging, but it is my alma-mater after all and as a graduate student, I taught the very first class of undergraduates and I like to think I had some hand in helping shape the university it has become. 👨🏻‍🎓
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#52282 - 08/21/19 11:23 AM Re: Key To safer Batteries [Re: joemikeb]
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I have a friend who teaches at the University of Dallas.
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#52287 - 08/21/19 02:47 PM Re: Key To safer Batteries [Re: deniro]
joemikeb Online
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Originally Posted By: deniro
I have a friend who teaches at the University of Dallas.

This is not about the University of Dallas which is an excellent liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and located in Irving, Texas. Rather it is the very high tech University of Texas at Dallas which is a campus of the University of Texas System located in Richardson, Texas and ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the United States. The two have a substantially different academic focus but because of the name similarity (not to mention the too similar abbreviations: UD and UTD), they are often confused.


Edited by joemikeb (08/21/19 02:50 PM)
Edit Reason: 🤬 spelling checker
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#52299 - 08/22/19 05:50 AM Re: Key To safer Batteries [Re: joemikeb]
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I know that. I was not confusing them. I was just saying I know a guy in Dallas. Jesus, you think I'm a nitwit?
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#52305 - 08/22/19 07:02 AM Re: Key To safer Batteries [Re: deniro]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: deniro
I was just saying I know a guy in Dallas. Jesus, you think I'm a nitwit?

Settle down. Joe is not alone in thinking that you misunderstood.
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