Sila, which replaces graphite with silicon, and packs more ionized atoms into a smaller space, in Alameda, Calif. on Sept. 1, 2021. Sila executives hope their new battery chemistry can help create a new era of energy storage. (Ulysses Ortega/The New York Times)  XNYT35 XNYT35

Your batteries are due for disruption

A wave of new battery technologies could lead to novel designs in consumer electronics and help accelerate the electrification of cars and airplanes. They may...