Batteries just got three times better
John Goodenough, co-inventor of Lithium-Ion battery, introduced a new battery that promises to hold three times more energy than li-on batteries. The battery is also safer, so there no chance of it exploding, and performs well even in low temperatures.
While the development of the battery is still in early stages, the name of the 94 year old innovator deserves attention already now as its impact on technology could be huge.
Compared to li-on battery, Goodenough's new battery will be using glass instead of liquid as an electrolyte, and this will eliminate the chance of the battery from exploding. The problem that Samsung phones have been recently having. The new battery will also have sodium as the key material, instead of lithium. And as sodium is easier to come by than lithium the new battery promises to be cheaper.
When, or if, the battery will actually be commercially available, we don't know. But lithium battery took about a decade from invention to commercialization.