Current battery research
- solid state batteries
- lithium-ion batteries
- sodium ion batteries
Critique on batteriesAbove and one the following pages, we see excerpts of an interview between David Officer and Maria Forsyth from Deakin University. Maria is an expert on the topic of batteries and what is happening in current research in this field. In this excerpt, she talked about some of the issues today’s batteries have.
Other IssuesWe are now at a stage that lithium-ion battery demand has the potential to grow faster than the supply of lithium can meet. So, we need to be on the lookout for other battery materials. We also need other storage options such as hydrogen fuel technology, which we will look at in week 4.
Conversation StarterWhat is the critique on batteries that stands out most to you? Why?
How to Survive on Earth: Energy Materials for a Sustainable Future
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