Medicine & TechnologyA lithium-metal battery may be the Holy Grail of battery chemistry that could change the electric car industry as it could hold far more energy than batteries used in smartphones and electric cars.
Currently accounting for 3 percent of new car sales, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are sold as low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuel and conventional hybrid cars. But a new report threatens to shatter their green credentials.
Holder Hermanns led a team of researchers together with his students Marvin Stenger and Gilles Nies. They have built a battery model, the Nanosatellite battery that can monitor the exact amount of energy is available. More so, it can monitor how much of the energy is chemically bound or not immediately usable.