As the size of the cell increases, the chance of some­thing hap­pening increases because you have an increased amount of mate­rial being exposed” says Dr. K.M. Abraham. “[Lithium-​​ion bat­teries] are not as for­giving as far as design and con­struc­tion are con­cerned. If you have quality con­trol issues, it can be very bad.”

Dr. Abraham is a bat­tery con­sul­tant and pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston and has been researching lithium-​​ion bat­teries since 1976.

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