Benjamin Franklin famously advised fire-threatened Philadelphians in 1736 that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Focussing on the mechanisms contained within a lithium cell, BEST technical editor Dr Mike McDonagh examines how safety developments of the technology could prevent fires from starting.
With the current level of interest in reducing dependency on fossil fuels, lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) are playing an increasing role in providing an answer to internal combustion engine vehicles and storage of intermittent renewable energy sources. The increasing demand for higher . . .