MIT’s New Battery Technology

A breakthrough in battery architecture could lead to lithium batteries with far greater energy densities than those used today
A breakthrough in battery architecture could lead to lithium batteries with far greater energy densities than those used today
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One of the many ways scientists hope to improve the performance of today’s lithium batteries is by swapping out some of the liquid components for solid ones. Known as solid-state batteries, these experimental devices could greatly extend the life of electric vehicles and mobile devices by significantly upping the energy density packed inside. Scientists at MIT are now reporting an exciting advance toward this future, demonstrating a new type of solid-state battery architecture that overcomes some limitations of current designs. read more