‘Holy grail’ of battery design achieved: Stable lithium anode

27 julio 2014

Researchers report that they have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades — design a pure lithium anode. All batteries have three basic components: an electrolyte to provide electrons, an anode to discharge those electrons, and a cathode to receive them. The nanosphere layer of a newly created battery design resembles a honeycomb: it creates a flexible, uniform and non-reactive film that protects the unstable lithium from the drawbacks that have made it such a challenge.