1. Battery Start-Up Reports Breakthrough with Kevlar Fibers

    Battery Start-Up Reports Breakthrough with Kevlar Fibers

    A start-up with a presence in Ann Arbor and Detroit plans to launch mass production of a new battery technology, developed at the University of Michigan, that could solve a defect that has previously bedeviled the airline industry. Elegus Technologies plans to launch manufacturing as soon as the fourth quarter of 2016. The company said it has achieved a breakthrough by developing a barrier — made out of Kevlar nanofibers — that will prevent the unwanted flow of electrical current in lithium-ion batteries.

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    1. The special feature of this material is we can make it very thin, so we can get more energy into the same battery cell size, or we can shrink the cell size.
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