Do you have a phone or tablet that can’t seem to hold a charge? While almost every device is powered by a lithium-ion battery, a new, longer-lasting battery option may be the solution for you.
John Goodenough, the co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his colleagues at the University of Texas, have confirmed that their newly developed battery technology is safe, non-explosive, and fast charging.
Many times, lithium-ion batteries overcharge because of liquid electrolytes that travel too fast between the positive and negative sides of the battery.
So, why should we consider this new battery technology? Goodenough’s team uses glass electrolytes which creates density for the electrolytes to move without leaking.
This new technology is also thought to be better for the environment. This is because instead of extracting lithium from minerals, the glass electrolytes can function with a low-cost sodium substitute. And it’s cheaper too!
What are your thoughts on this new development?