A new approach boosts lithium-ion battery efficiency and puts out fires, too

A new approach boosts lithium-ion battery efficiency and puts out fires, too

Stanford CA (SPX) Oct 16, 2020

In an entirely new approach to making lithium-ion batteries lighter, safer and more efficient, scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reengineered one of the heaviest battery components – sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as current collectors – so they weigh 80% less and immediately quench any fires that flare up.

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