Kevlar-shielded breakthrough could make thinner, safer batteries and slimmer devices a reality
The researchers achieved this by layering fibers on top of each other in thin sheets, which ensures good lithium-ion connectivity between the electrodes. Not only will the technology give devices lesser chances at short-circuiting and burning a hole in your pockets, but it will let batteries store more energy on the same space, which will lead to - you guessed it - thinner units with higher capacities.
Mass production of the material is scheduled to start in late 2016, while 30 unnamed companies - but let your imagination and knowledge of the mobile industry fill in some of the names - have already requested samples of the kevlar solution. This should pair nicely with Microsoft's borderline black magic light charging method. Doesn't science rock?