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Will Batteries Power The World? | The Limits Of Lithium-ion

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Can Batteries Power Everything? This video is about the physical and chemical limitations to electrolytic batteries, and how we might surpass the energy density and specific energy of lithium-ion batteries (like the Panasonic 18650 batteries used in the Tesla Model S, for example).

REFERENCES:

Lithium Fluorine Hydrogen NASA Rocket fuel test: https://archive.org/details/nasa_techdoc_19700018655

Limits on Cell Potential of Batteries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrochemical_cell

Lithium Ion Batteries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery

Standard Electrode Potential for Lithium, Lithium Graphite, etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_electrode_potential_(data_page)

Trends in Gravimetric Energy Density (Specific Energy): https://www.researchgate.net/figure/255748970_fig1_Fig-3-Trend-of-capacity-and-energy-density-increase-in-18-650-cylindrical-type-Li-ion

Elon Musk/Telsa on why Lithium-ion is not exactly a lithium battery: http://benchmarkminerals.com/elon-musk-our-lithium-ion-batteries-should-be-called-nickel-graphite/

Lithium Sulfur Problems: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775312019568?via%3Dihub

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225512575_Lithium-sulfur_batteries_Problems_and_solutions

Supercapacitors: http://www.electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage

Panasonic 18650B Battery specs: https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/sites/default/pidsa/files/ncr18650b.pdf

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Types of Lithium Ion Batteries: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/types_of_lithium_ion

Batteries & Electrochemical Cells on Hyperphysics: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Chemical/electrochem.html

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