Will Batteries Power The World? | The Limits Of Lithium-ion

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Can Batteries Power Everything? This video is about the physical and chemical limitations to electrolytic batteries, and how we might surpass the energy density and specific energy of lithium-ion batteries (like the Panasonic 18650 batteries used in the Tesla Model S, for example).


Lithium Fluorine Hydrogen NASA Rocket fuel test:

Limits on Cell Potential of Batteries:

Lithium Ion Batteries:

Standard Electrode Potential for Lithium, Lithium Graphite, etc:

Trends in Gravimetric Energy Density (Specific Energy):

Elon Musk/Telsa on why Lithium-ion is not exactly a lithium battery:

Lithium Sulfur Problems:


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