Lithium-ion batteries are used almost everywhere in the industry, they have many advantages, but, unfortunately, they did not escape the drawbacks. Probably, the main disadvantage of such batteries is their high instability. On impact, the battery can easily catch fire or even explode.
Scientists from the University of Rochester with the participation of experts from the Oak Ridge laboratory have found a way to protect the lithium-ion battery. Using in the battery powdered silicon dioxide, scientists managed to achieve that when it strikes it does not light up, but simply hardens.
Scientists note that silicon dioxide is inexpensive, and for its use in the production of protected batteries it will not be necessary to make large adjustments to technological processes.