September 15, 2014

Study Sheds New Light on Why Batteries Go Bad

Rapid Charging and Draining Doesn’t Damage Lithium Ion Electrode as Much as Thought

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought – and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated.