As we become more reliant on electronic devices, prolonged battery life combined with safe operation becomes even more essential. A Columbia University engineering team set out to find a way to safely extend battery life by stabilizing solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries. Their solution involves inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to provide stable pathways for lithium ions, which allows for stable cycling.
Columbia University is a member of NYSERNet’s R&E network. Read more about their work here: https://engineering.columbia.edu/press-release/yuan-yang-longer-lithium-battery