Next Area Innovation for Batteries

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A nice breakthrough on what may be causing battery failure when using Lithium. This will open up a new direction of research on how to tackle these ‘cracking’ issues:

“A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail. The team found that bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as “dead” or inactive lithium that the battery can no longer access.” - New study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure

The first step into solving it is in finding the cause(s) for it. Once you know what is causing your issue you can aim your efforts at solving the problem. The most frustrating problems are those that magically solve themselves overnight, without a clue on the cause or what led to the solution.