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Lithium-ion battery packs its own fire extinguisher - New Atlas

As useful as they have proven to be in powering our phones, tablets and electric cars, lithium-ion batteries still have their weaknesses. Chief among them is the very real danger of fire when subjected to high temperatures, a risk we have seen ...and more »

Fire-fighting lithium–ion battery doesn't compromise on performance - Chemistry World

Safety issues surrounding rechargeable batteries came to worldwide attention last year when the latest Samsung smartphones started catching fire. Some airlines banned the devices on flights, and Samsung were eventually forced to recall 2.5 million ...and more »

Why surging lithium prices haven't stopped cost declines for battery energy storage - Utility Dive

The price of lithium, one of the key mineral commodities of lithium-ion batteries, has risen dramatically over the past couple of years. Under ordinary circumstance those costs would be passed along to manufacturers and, ultimately, consumers. But with ...and more »

Good News for Samsung: Researchers Create Battery with Built-In Fire Extinguisher - Popular Mechanics

The tech includes a chemical inside the battery that can extinguish flames in less than half a second. By Avery Thompson. Jan 16, 2017. YouTubeAriel Gonzalez. Batteries can be dangerous. Last year, Samsung recalled an entire line of phones because the ...and more »

Li-ion battery with built-in flame retardant could stop battery fires - Ars Technica

The electrochemical masterminds at Stanford University have created a lithium-ion battery with built-in flame suppression. When the battery reaches a critical temperature (160 degrees Celsius in this case), an integrated flame retardant is released ...and more »

Researchers develop lithium-ion battery with inbuilt flame retardant to prevent Note 7-style fires - TechSpot

2016 was an especially bad year for lithium-ion batteries. The component's reputation took a hammering in the wake of the Note 7 disaster, and there were numerous cases of other devices (hoverboards, e-cigarettes) catching fire. But a team of ...and more »

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030 - Energy Storage News

Batteries are considered the second most matured technology for energy storage, after pumped hydro, in the IRENA report. Image: Younicos. The cost of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage declined 65% in five years between 2010 and 2015, while ...and more »

A novel way to put flame retardant in a lithium ion battery - Phys.Org

SEM image of the TPP@PVDF-HFP microfibers. Scale bar, 5 μm. Credit: Liu et al. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1601978. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Stanford University has found a novel way to introduce flame retardant into a lithium ion battery to prevent ...and more »

Scientists Develop Lithium-Ion Battery That Doesn't Burst Into Flames - Gizmodo

Lithium-ion batteries are currently one of the biggest problems in the tech world. The ubiquitous power source has an annoying tendency to burst into flames. But researchers at Stanford University believe they may have found a solution with a built-in ...and more »

Batteries with built-in flame retardant could prevent fiery mishaps - Engadget

One big problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they have the tendency to catch fire and blow up all kinds of gadgets like toys and phones. To solve that issue, a group of researchers from Stanford University created lithium-ion batteries with built ...and more »