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Reduced fire risk batteries

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Nik, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    A section on the BBC's 'Material World' today about a new process for making Li-Ion batteries such that the risk of thermal runaway is reduced. Apparently the electrodes are continuously extruded, which may reduce production costs too.

    It's a BBC poscast, which means it's available indefinitely, and (I think) worldwide. Look for the 2011-09-01 episode at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/material, the item is the second they cover, about 7 minutes in.


    [I was interrupted by a phone call whilst listening to this in the car, so Imay have missed a salient detail somewhere...]
     
  2. malcolm

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    interesting. It seems that switching to a conducting polymer film makes the batteries less susceptible to thermal runaway and easier to manufacture. No details on power and energy capacities, but their technology is available under licence.
     
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