TIAX LLC, a leading developer of materials and advanced technologies for batteries, announced its creation of a sensor system for lithium-ion battery safety that could detect and preempt lithium-ion cell short circuits to prevent explosions and fires.

As quoted in the press release:

Safety incidents in lithium-ion batteries, while infrequent, can be hazardous for consumers and can result in expensive recalls. The primary cause of these safety incidents is short circuits inside cells, which are not present at the point of manufacture and which, to date, have been impossible to detect in the field,” said Dr. Brian Barnett, vice-president at TIAX.

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