Isothermal Battery Calorimeters

Adam Ragatz

Research output: NRELBrochure


NREL's R and D 100 Award-winning Isothermal Battery Calorimeters (IBCs) are the only calorimeters in the world capable of providing the precise thermal measurements needed for safer, longer lasting,and more cost-effective electric-drive vehicle batteries. As drivers continue to demand ever-more-green but affordable car models, NREL -- in partnership with NETZSCH Instrument North America and with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) -- is using IBCs to help industry design better thermal management systems for energy storage cells, modules, and packs for these electric-drive vehicles.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5400-63245


  • batteries
  • battery
  • calorimeter
  • energy storage
  • IBC
  • isothermal
  • LVBC
  • transportation
  • vehicle


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