Somebody with battery expertise please give me an opinion. Is this the next generation of lithium ion?
Battery technology evolves slowly, so you shouldn’t get your hopes up too much. Still, it’s heartening that the improvements the scientists are reporting in their new batteries come from carefully researched modifications of current lithium-ion batteries rather than completely novel designs. And since the special titanium dioxide gel is easy to make and costs less to manufacture than the old graphite anode, Chen thinks the improved batteries could be on the market in two years.