Lithium metal battery will double the autonomy of smartphones

Engineers from the company SolidEnergy Systems, founded by immigrants from Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT), announced plans for a breeding to the production of new rechargeable lithium metal batteries.The invention has a two-fold increase in capacity to...

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engineers from the company SolidEnergy Systems, founded by immigrants from Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT), announced plans for a breeding to the production of new rechargeable lithium metal batteries.

Lithium metal battery will double the autonomy of smartphones

the Invention has a two-fold increase in capacity compared to modern lithium-ion power sources. At the core of the battery lies in a quasi-ionic liquid electrolyte and ultra-thin lithium metal foil instead of traditional graphite. Work on lithium metal battery was carried out in 2012, and in 2015 was demonstrated the first working prototype of mobile battery. The prototype had a capacity of 2 Ampere-hours, compared to a 1.8 Ampere-hour lithium-ion batteries with twice smaller size. The presentation attracted $12 million investment.

it is Expected that lithium-metal battery for mobile devices will appear on sale in early 2017, batteries for electric vehicles in 2018. However, the first field of use will become drones, the launch is scheduled for November.


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