Lithium Battery 'Holy Grail' Could Provide 4 Times The Power
Stanford University published its findings for a "pure" lithium ion battery that could have our everyday devices and electric cars running longer.By Erik Shute | July 28, 2014
Stanford University researchers say they've developed a "pure" lithium ion battery, and it could have us sending emojis, streaming music and driving electric cars up to four times as long.
Their work, published in Nature Nanotechnology, overcomes a problem engineers have spent years trying to solve: creating a lithium anode.
Every battery contains three distinct parts: an electrolyte, the cathode and the anode. The anode is used to send out the electrolyte's electrons to power the device. The cathode receives them after they've completed the circuit.