The world is getting smaller. Nowadays flying is as natural as a taxi or train ride. This new mobility and flexibility not only affects our travel destinations, but also our work environment. Mobile work will replace the classic office work station, placing ever higher demands on the effectiveness and performance of mobile devices. The limiting factor, in addition to the availability of internet access, will be energy supply. Lithium batteries are nowadays the preferred source of power for a wide variety of consumer goods, from cellular phones to robotic vacuum cleaners. The reason for their popularity lies in their high energy density, which can pose a safety risk if they are not handled properly.
Authors: Mathias Schäf and Philipp Lisiecki