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New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteries

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News video: New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteriesScientists have developed a new method to put out lithium-ion batteries before it sparks. Researchers at Stanford University created a tiny sheet of fibers containing a flame retardant that can be inserted between a battery's electrodes. If the temperature in the battery becomes too high, the flame retardant can be released, preventing ignition.

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