(Michigan Technological University) Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but materials engineers at MTU and Oak Ridge study the conditions that enable dendrites and how to stop them.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/mtu-mee012420.php