Researchers from the Faraday Institution’s SOLBAT project have made a significant step in understanding how and why solid-state batteries (SSBs) fail. A paper, published in Nature Materials on 22 April, provides answers to one important piece of the scientific puzzle.
To make step changes in electric vehicle (EV) battery range and safety at a lower cost, new battery chemistries that are “beyond lithium ion” must be developed. SSBs are one such promising technology, but mass market adoption has been held back by several key technical challenges that cause the battery to fail when charged and discharged.
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