Safer and Flexible Lithium Ion Batteries: Dream or Reality?
M. G. Buonomenna and J. Bae
Affiliation: Ordine dei Chimici della Campania, Via A. Tari, 22 80138 Napoli, Italy.
Lithium ion batteries are the key components of the portable, entertainment, computing and telecommunication
equipment required by today’s information-rich and mobile society. Highly flexible batteries would free product designers
from the constraints of rigid and predetermined forms. In addition, powerful and light-weight batteries made from
inherently safe materials could facilitate quickly advance development of electric vehicles and other transportation
applications. In this mini-review, some advances on flexible and light-weight batteries are reported and discussed.
Keywords: Lithium ion batteries, Polymers, Polymer membranes, Polymer gel electrolytes, Nanostructured polymer
electrolytes, Conductive polymers.
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