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William Chueh1 Peter Attia1

1, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

Lithium-ion batteries are complex electrochemical devices that spans multiple time and length scales. Such complexity presents challenges when engineering batteries. On a scientific level, establishing a physical picture that spans atomic, particle and device scales require integration of many types of data, physics/chemistry, and equations. On an engineering level, given the degrees of freedom, design of experiments can involve daunting number of permutations. The Center for Data-Driven Design of Li-Ion Batteries (D3BATT) at MIT, Stanford and Purdue aims to address these challenges by integrating a wide range of experiments, modeling, and data analytic approaches. In this talk, I will highlight the example of optimizing extreme fast charging, that is, charging batteries under ten minutes. We combined machine-learning and optimal experimental design methods to rapidly identify an effective extreme fast charging method on a time scale that is otherwise not possible.

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