Columbia engineers work to prolong battery life

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.

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