New Solid-State Battery Introduce In Place Of Conventional Lithium-Ion Battery To Recharge Fast: A new battery technology has been developed by the team from the University of Texas that claims it would charge the battery within minutes. John Goodenough, 94-year-old who is known as the creator of the original lithium-ion battery, will lead the team to invent new “all solid-state” lithium-ion battery which will have three times more energy than the lithium-ion battery.
The new battery will have glass electrolyte replacing the old liquid electrolyte solution. The gap between positive and negative plates is connected by “metal whiskers” but if glass electrolyte solution will be used then these “metal whiskers” will no longer present in the battery. “Metal whiskers” are sometimes caused the explosion in the battery. So if the “metal whiskers” will be removed then there would be no explosion in the batteries and our phones will become safe for us. Goodenough and his team are also using fiberglass sheets as the electrolyte matrix.
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In the new battery, lithium-ion will also be replaced by sodium ion and it would be beneficial for the company and less costly too as sodium can be easily extracted from seawater than lithium. So we can say, the new “solid-state” lithium-ion batteries will charge quickly, they would be safer and more powerful.
A paper describing the new battery is published in the Journal Energy and Environmental Science. The report says that battery is in early stages of development. Different tests have also done on the battery suggested that energy density in the solid-state battery is about three times than Li-ion batteries that are in use nowadays. the cells of the battery could be run down more than 1,200 cycles with low cell resistance on a single charge. Apart from this, the cells will also run at low temperature.
The thing to see is when the solid-state battery will actually be use in devices and have practical application in future devices. If the new battery will come into the practical application then many issues facing by lithium-ions will be resolve and our device will become safer and powerful with no explosions in the device.