New Separator might Prevent Battery Explosions

lithium-ion-batteryOver the last few years you will have probably seen a number of reports that show batteries in laptops exploding causing a few flames, lots of damage and a totally unusable laptop. Engineers in Korea might have actually fixed this problem by working on a new separator technology that shields parts of the battery that can explode when high temperatures are reached.

The new separator is created by what sounds like a long process of mixing various materials together after which, hitting it with radiation which then makes a material capable of shielding the battery when the mercury inside reaches at least 150 degrees C.

It is unknown when this technology will be introduced in to batteries, and no doubt it probably still has a lot of testing to go through. If successful we might see an end of reports that laptops have exploded.

Via: UberGizmo

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