SafeLiCell: Safer Lithium Ion Batteries
SafeLiCell was founded by Clark School Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) graduate student Aaron Fisher, Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BioE) sophomore Mian Khalid, and their advisor, BioE professor Peter Kofinas, of the University of Maryland.
SafeLiCell has developed a patent-pending, solid-state polymer electrolyte material, called Lithium Flex, for use in lithium-ion batteries. The material takes the form of a light, strong, flexible film that can be wrapped or bent into different shapes without breaking, and contains no combustible or corrosive materials. At present, the SafeLiCell hopes to enter the market by targeting the battery needs of biomedical and other miniature devices, but the technology could be also be used in consumer electronics.
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