Fast charging solid state battery developed
There are currently great hopes for solid-state batteries. They contain no liquid parts that could leak or catch fire For this reason, they do not require cooling and are considered to be much safer, more reliable, and longer lasting than traditional lithium-ion batteries. Scientists at the Institute of JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Rüdiger A. Eichel have now presented a new concept that allows ten times higher currents during charging and discharging than previously expected. The improvement was achieved by a "clever" choice of materials. All components were made from phosphate compounds, which are well matched both chemically and mechanically.