King’s College London – improving battery safety

Academics at the Department for Engineering at King’s College London are working towards creating safer, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for us all. As society moves further towards more renewable energy solutions, specifically electric vehicles, there is likely to be a dramatic increase in the use of lithium-ion batteries. As these products become more popular and public transport systems become increasingly electrified, denser lithium-ion batteries will present a greater risk. Collaborating with researchers across Newcastle University and Imperial College London, researchers are investigating the mechanisms through which a lithium battery fire might start and spread, the resulting toxicity, and how a fire might be suppressed safely.

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