By Chemistry World2017-01-31T08:00:00+00:00
Electrospun device can release flame retardants in the event of a battery short circuit or catastrophic damage
Source: Liu et al. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1601978
The electrospun fibres are able to hold a flame retardant chemical that is released when the battery begins to overheat
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