How soon do you think before we see these on the market? I would love to see a Kickstarter project going for these.
The new ionically-conductive cathode enabled the ORNL battery to maintain a capacity of 1200 milliamp-hours (mAh) per gram after 300 charge-discharge cycles at 60 degrees Celsius. For comparison, a traditional lithium-ion battery cathode has an average capacity between 140-170 mAh/g. Because lithium-sulfur batteries deliver about half the voltage of lithium-ion versions, this eight-fold increase in capacity demonstrated in the ORNL battery cathode translates into four times the gravimetric energy density of lithium-ion technologies, explained Liang.
Imagine a 5-lb battery that you do not have to worry about turning into a torch.
5-lb = 2,267 grams
That is 2,721 Ah, @ 1.85V
96V 5-lb battery = 52Ah
72V 5-lb battery = 70Ah
48V 5-lb battery = 104Ah
36V 5-lb battery = 140Ah
That would make one sweet ebike/motorbike!