Researchers develop lithium-ion battery that will not catch fire

Exploding lithium-ion batteries have been one of the biggest problems in modern consumer technology.  Researchers from Stanford University have come up with a solution to prevent lithium-ion batteries from catching fire and exploding. The researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that comes with built-in flame suppression. Once the battery reaches a certain dangerous temperate, it will release a flame retardant within that can extinguish any fire that might occur in just 0.4 seconds. Making the technology even more impressive is the fact that the addition of the flame retardant within the lithium-ion battery does not affect its performance, which means that such batteries can be used without trade-offs such as lower capacities or slower charging times.
Lithium-ion batteries are the current choice for consumer devices because they are able to hold a significant amount of charge within small bodies, allowing them to power devices of all shapes and sizes. However, one of the major problems of lithium-ion batteries is that they are at risk of what is known as thermal runaway. Thermal runaway refers to the exponential increase in heat, which lithium-ion batteries are prone to due to how they are designed. These batteries contain an anode and a cathode, and if these two primary electrodes would come into contact, thermal runaway will occur, leading to fire and an explosive battery.