Prof Goodenough is no quitter
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m Ninety-four?
(Free after The Beatles)
Prof. Goodenough (94) doesn’t know when to stop. And why should he? Where mere mortals usually “live up” to this label at 94, prof Goodenough still soldiers on and has announced a battery breakthrough that could defeat the lithium-ion battery, nota bene his own brainchild.
His team has developed an all-solid-state battery cell and the expectation is that this could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries with three times higher energy density per unit of volume compared to lithium-ion, to be applied in mobile gadgets, e-vehicles as well as in utility-size electricity storage.
[news.utexas.edu] – Introduction of New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries
[pubs.rsc.org] – Alternative strategy for a safe rechargeable battery
[wikipedia.org] – John B. Goodenough
[wikipedia.org] – Glass battery