John Goodenough, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and and emeritus professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, has along with three other scientists patented a new battery technology. We've all heard these stories before, but attaching the name Goodenough to a technology carries some weight.
This link is worth visiting solely for the picture of the man's wonderful smile.https://news.utexas.edu/2017/02/28/g...ery-technology
Initial indications are quite good.
1. Lithium or sodium-doped glass electrolyte offers a new medium for novel battery chemistry and physics. 'The battery’s glass electrolyte endows it with a higher so-called dielectric constant than the volatile organic liquid electrolyte in a lithium-ion battery.'
2. No risk of fire from organic solvents. No dendrites. (Is it a true solid state battery?)
3. Three times the energy density of current lithium-ion tech. (But does it have a discharge curve more like a super capacitor?)
4. Performs well in both extremely cold and hot weather.
0. Contains zero hemp.
5. Cathode is not yet proven. 'Goodenough says the team’s anode and electrolyte are more or less ready for prime time. But they’re still figuring out if and how they can make a cathode that will bring the promise of their technology to the commercial marketplace. “The next step is to verify that the cathode problem is solved,” Goodenough says. “And when we do, [that] we can scale up to large scale cells.'
The patent filing: Goodenough says more are forthcoming.