27. Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance

  1. Dr.-Ing. Claus Daniel2,3 and
  2. Jürgen O. Besenhard4
  1. Daniel H. Doughty

Published Online: 29 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527637188.ch27

Handbook of Battery Materials, Second Edition

Handbook of Battery Materials, Second Edition

How to Cite

Doughty, D. H. (2011) Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance, in Handbook of Battery Materials, Second Edition (eds C. Daniel and J. O. Besenhard), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527637188.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, MS6083, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6083, USA

  2. 3

    University of Tennessee, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

  3. 4

    Graz University of Technology of Inorganic Materials, Stremayrgasse 16/III, 8010 Graz, Austria

Author Information

  1. Battery Safety Consulting Inc., 139 Big Horn Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326952

Online ISBN: 9783527637188



  • physical damage;
  • heat;
  • short circuit (external and internal);
  • overcharge;
  • overdischarge;
  • voltage reversal;
  • thermal runaway;
  • official standardized test procedures;
  • safety devices;
  • shutdown separators


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evaluation Techniques for Batteries and Battery Materials

  • Typical Failure Modes

  • Safety Devices

  • Discussion of Safety and Abuse Response for Battery Chemistries

  • Acknowledgments

  • References