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UC San Diego nanoengineers developed a safety feature that prevents lithium metal batteries from rapidly overheating and catching fire in case of an internal short circuit. The clever tweak does not prevent battery failure, but rather provides advance warning of failure and makes it much safer.

 

Full story: jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/news/news_releases/release.sfe?id=2990

 

Photos by David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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Taken on February 26, 2020