Researchers identify new class of non-flammable electrolytes for Li-ion batteries
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FEBRUARY 11, 2014
—Dominica Wong, lead author. Dominica H. Researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Nitash P. Balsara at UC Berkeley, have identified a new class of nonflammable electrolytes based on functionalized perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) for lithium-ion batteries.