The qSafe power cell combines many different technologies, including iron pyrite quantum dots (cathode), carbon cloth zinc nanorods (anode), and surface acoustic waves (SAWs to prevent dendrites), in order to increase the safety, efficiency, and ethicality of the current design of lithium-ion batteries. qSafe will prevent future injuries caused by the explosions of today's lithium-ion batteries and will allow a greater energy capacity and efficiency. There are many applications for the qSafe battery, including cell phones, laptops, and hoverboards. The diagram on the left shows a representation of the qSafe power cell with the shelving systems of both the anode and the cathode, while the diagram on the right shows the layout of the cylindrical battery as it would appear if unrolled.
Typical lithium-ion batteries have a microdevice that monitors temperature and energy output to prevent problems caused by overcharging. The qSafe power cell modifies the current microdevice, allowing it to direct surface acoustic waves across the anode, using power from the battery itself. qSafe provides a fail-safe mechanism in which the SAWs transmit feedback regarding the health of the battery to the microdevice, which then alerts the user.