Innovation at Work: Making better batteries out of glass

Today, most people understand the importance of building better batteries. From cellphones, to electric cars, to energy storage, batteries are as important as ever. But for years people battery technology has remained largely the same. Iowa State researcher Steve Martin and his team want to change that. His work directed toward developing solid state batteries to replace lithium ion batteries for 2 main reasons: they are safer, and they store more energy. Currently, his team is working to make these better solid state batteries out of glass, and it could have profound implications for battery technology going forward.