Catweazle July 22, 2020 06:50 AM Here we go again...barely a day goes by that I don't read of a breakthrough in lithium battery design. Problem is, all these breakthroughs are incremental at best, what we need to approach the energy density of a tank of gas is orders of magnitude. Aross July 22, 2020 08:00 AM This would be great if this technology would translate into lighter, less costly and higher capacity batteries for the home solar market. Signguy July 22, 2020 12:34 PM Yup, more "discoveries" yet none come to market; not enough profit? Hippo July 22, 2020 01:32 PM Discovery in a university doesn't equal a production product. Every day there are breakthroughs but unless there is a way to scale production many never will be produced. There have been companies promising variants of solid or mixed state batteries for over a decade now. The problem has been finding a way to mass manufacture them. Duke Harris July 22, 2020 01:34 PM What about the so called glass electrolytes I heard about a while back (found by Goodenough) guzmanchinky July 22, 2020 03:28 PM The naysayers crack me up. Batteries are already orders of magnitude better and cheaper than even 10 years ago. Soon they will rival energy density of gasoline and charge in 5 minutes. Bye bye oil... Sciencie July 22, 2020 08:46 PM If you are only interested in whats coming to market you are reading the wrong blog. You could try Ebay If you are interested in whats being worked on (Like me) then stay with New Atlas. Paul Villella July 23, 2020 06:51 AM 2 comments below equate battery to gas or gas tank, that isn't relevant. Electric motors paired with batteries are more efficient so there is no need to contain the energy density of petrol. Ice engine produces far more heat as an output and just around 25% motive power for a good efficient ice. More like 80% battery energy to motive power for ev vince July 23, 2020 10:42 AM Catweazle. this is an order of magnitude greater up to 10 times is ONE order of magnitude. If you multiplied a range of 300 miles for a typical EV today by this you would get a range of 3,000 miles. End of ICE domination in that case totally. And an airplane that goes 80 to 100 miles on current batteries goes 800 to 1000 mile sand that's all you need for 85% of continental flights. Ross Baker July 23, 2020 11:30 AM I don't believe this can increase capacity by a factor of ten. A battery has both an anode and a cathode. Reducing one of them by a factor of infinity will only reduce the size of the battery by a factor of roughly 2 (assuming they are roughly equal in size to start. Still a doubling IS possible and welcome.