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Stanford University Highlights New A.I.-Discovered Battery Electrolyte

New research published by Aionics CEO Dr. Austin Sendek reports a highly promising new solid electrolyte made of lithium, boron, and sulfur that was discovered with the help of materials informatics.

New solid electrolyte material could improve safety and performance of lithium-ion batteries

SEP 21, 2020
PRECOURT INSTITUTE
By Mark Shwartz

Stanford University scientists have identified a new class of solid materials that could replace flammable liquid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries.

The low-cost materials – made of lithium, boron and sulfur – could improve the safety and performance of electric cars, laptops and other battery-powered devices, according to the scientists. Their findings are published in a study in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

“A typical lithium-ion battery has two solid electrodes with a highly flammable liquid electrolyte in between,” said study lead author Austin Sendek, a visiting scholar in Stanford’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering. “Our goal is to design stable, low-cost solid electrolytes that also increase the power and energy output of the battery.”

For more, read the full article from Stanford University here.