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Battery Technology is Finally Catching Up

Posted September 24, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

At long last, battery technology has begun to show signs of advancing, the way the rest of the electronics industry has for decades. This startup recently unveiled a lithium-metal battery that delivers twice the power of today's ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries without sacrificing safety or longevity. The so-called "anode-free" design replaces the battery's carbon anode with a thin lithium-metal foil. The developers overcame the short life and volatility drawbacks of previous efforts with lithium-metal by chemically altering the electrolyte. The company plans to introduce the first batteries using the technology in November. They should appear in smartphones and wearables next year and in electric vehicles in 2018.


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09/24/2016 10:50 AM

Very light on detail. No mention of the cathode and if it's different. Looks like they've got rid of the carbon-lithium intercalation compound anode and use a different non-flammable electrolyte.

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09/24/2016 3:03 PM

I'm beginning to think this "new, revolutionary" battery technology is a lot like laundry detergent marketing.

"New and improved", "Up to 100% more power than the old (insert battery name here)", etc.

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09/24/2016 11:11 PM

One has to wonder if they have actually overcome the battery from exploding or flaring up when changing it? Time will tell....

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09/25/2016 12:56 PM

If it is true it will mean electric cars will truly become viable transportation. If it actually doubles the range it means most people won't have to have a EV and a multi fuel vehicle. The could make a long trip with just electric and a few extra long stops that we probably need to do anyway when traveling just to smell the roses. Boy I will sure miss the smell of nitro in the morning.

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09/26/2016 9:22 AM

Now he talks to himself (maybe a time portal experiment)

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