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Video of the week: Lithium ions cause nanowires to writhe, swell and twist

By / December 10, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/lithium_ion_nanowire.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/lithium_ion_nanowire.jpg}] Some lithium ion batteries are plagued with, well, physical problems. Some of the mechanical effects are manifest as batteries that get very hot. Others swell, especially when overcharged, as has been noted by many authors (see here, for example). But seldom has the physical effects of lithium ion movement been demonstrated…

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