Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in association with Samsung Corporation have developed a battery which could power for a life time. The new material, a solid state lithium ion battery, has the potential not only to increase battery life, but also the storage capacity and safety standards. As liquid electrolytes are the leading cause of battery fires, the solid state electrolyte battery developed by Samsung and MIT can prove as the best alternative.
Moreover, these solid-state electrolytes do not degrade and so they could last through hundreds of thousands of cycles. Whereas, an electrolyte filled battery has limited electrochemical stability, and so may lose their ability to produce an electrical charge over time.
The other advantage of such batteries is that they can operate in zero degrees Celsius or above 70 degrees Celsius.
More details are published in the journal of Natural Materials.