Researchers “heal” destructive dendrite growth in lithium-metal batts
One of the biggest killers of battery life is the shorting within the battery (blistering & possible fire). These are often caused by excessive drain and re-charge cycles as the heat created allows the formation of dendrites as well as gases.
Here's a good writeup of an interesting way to combat the growth by pushing the current in the battery as a short pulse!
Is this a worthwhile discussion?