Federal regulators yesterday announced a formal recall of some 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of the devices overheating and igniting. Northeastern research professor K.M. Abraham, an expert on lithium-ion battery technology, explains the phenomenon and how to respond to it.
Northeastern University convened experts from industry, government, and academia last week to discuss advancements in next-generation energy storage and battery technologies—both of which have major implications for global challenges in energy consumption, materials shortages, and climate change.
Northeastern graduate students are working to develop the next generation of energy efficient lithium batteries.