A solid battery solution: ASU engineering team works to advance solid-state battery technology
As the world shifts toward electric drivetrains, demand increases for optimal electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions. Lithium-ion batteries, currently used in EVs, present challenges in terms of range, safety, weight, and infrastructure strain. Many researchers, such as Candace Chan, an associate professor of materials science for the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, are exploring solid-state batteries as a solution. These batteries utilize solid electrolytes, offering improved safety and potentially enabling the use of lithium metal in anodes, increasing charging capacity and EV range. Chan is also working on manufacturing methods for efficient solid-state batteries. While promising, commercialization is a long-term goal due to the complexities involved.