Published on February 14, 2022
Written by Chemical & Engineering News
To make powerful lithium-metal batteries, researchers must find ways to stop these spiky structures from growing
lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized the way we power our gadgets, and they even nabbed the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year.
But scientists want to make even more powerful versions.
Replacing the graphite anodes in Li-ion batteries with lithium-metal ones could double the batteries’ charge capacity.
But dendrites—spiky lithium structures that can accumulate on the anode during charging—can short-circuit batteries, posing a serious safety hazard.
So scientists are working to master the dendrite problem by investigating how the structures grow and by developing solutions to suppress them, such as building physical barriers or using solid electrolytes to halt dendrite growth.
Watch this video to learn more.
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