Stanford scientists create a smart lithium-ion battery that warns of potential fire hazards

Stanford University scientists have developed a ‘smart’ lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as a growing number of cars and airplanes.

 

The early-warning technology can also be used in zinc, aluminum and other metal batteries. “It will work in any battery that would require you to detect a short before it explodes,” Cui said.

Source: energy.stanford.edu

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