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2019-04-19. Sodium batteries are one step closer to saving you from a mobile phone fire.

posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:23 PM by Alan D. GOULD BA
By Robert F. Service, Science Magazine. [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/sodium-batteries-are-one-step-closer-saving-you-mobile-phone-fire] For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: Solid-state batteries, which use solids instead of liquids to ferry ions through their core, are attracting billions in investment, thanks to their potential for reducing battery fires. Now, researchers have created a solid-state sodium battery with a record capacity to store charge and a flexible electrode that allows recharging hundreds of times. What’s more, the battery’s use of sodium instead of expensive lithium could enable the development of cheaper energy storage devices for everything from small wearable electronics to solar and wind farms....