A battery that lasts a lifetime seems to be the impossible dream, but researchers from Samsung and MIT have developed a new material for use in basic battery components that, according to them, can enable almost infinite power storage capabilities.
The newly developed material is a solid electrolyte that has the potential not only to increase battery life, but also improve the storage capacity and offer heightened safety, as the currently used lithium-ion batteries are the leading cause of battery fires. Solid state batteries alleviate this problem altogether because they pose no fire risk at all.
A battery consists of three components, an electrolyte, and two terminals referred to as the anode and the cathode, and today’s most commonly used lithium-ion batteries were developed using a liquid electrolyte which breaks down over time and has been known to cause fires in not only cell phones, but commercial airliners and cars as well.
Previously, solid state batteries weren’t feasible because they were unable to connect the flow of ions between the two terminals quickly enough, but the team of researchers from Samsung and MIT say this is no longer an issue.
Solid state electrolytes are likely going to revolutionize batteries in the very near future, due to their overwhelming advantages. There are many benefits that the newly developed solid state battery offers, as described below, that will make it a highly effective and desired power source.
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