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Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2019

Volume 4 Issue 5

Battery lifetime from machine learning

Predicting the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries is a challenging yet essential task. Severson et al. develop a machine-learning-based approach that can accurately predict battery lifetime before degradation has taken place, using only early-cycle data.

See Severson et al.

Image: William Chueh, Stanford University, and Younghee Lee, CUBE 3D Graphic. Cover Design: Allen Beattie.


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