SCIENCE STUDIO: M. Stanley Whittingham
M. Stanley Whittingham is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at SUNY Binghamton. Whittingham was a pioneer in the research and development of the lithium battery, which are used to power everything from laptops to tablets to smartphones to electrical medical devices. He talks about why lithium batteries are so efficient, and why they are sometimes subject to rupture, overheating, or even exploding.
Aired Nov. 29, 2015.