New materials for batteries has been a significant area of research and it has seen some disruptive developments as well. However, the need for safer and more efficient storage options has been driving the development of new material options. For instance, despite Li-ion being the preferred choice of the manufacturers at present, the safety concerns have made the researchers be involved in the development of safer options such as solid state electrolytes. Also, the need for better storage capacity has also been an important driver behind the adoption of materials such as silicon to be used in electrodes. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers developments in materials used in batteries and the manufacturing process used for synthesizing these materials to develop better and safer energy storage.
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Keywords: Batteries, Li-ion, solid state electrolyte, silicon, glass bottles, diamond nanoparticles, dendrites, liquid electrolytes, thermal stability