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A Better Anode for a Better Lithium-Ion Battery

If the all-electric car is ever going to meet its potential, it needs lithium-ion batteries that can greatly extend its range, lower its weight, and cost less – in other words, it needs batteries that can store a lot more energy. The anode is the critical energy-storage component, and a multidisciplinary team led by Gao-Liu of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division and Wanli Yang of the Advanced Light Source, working with Lin-Wang Wang of Materials Sciences and other colleagues, has developed a new anode material that can absorb eight times the lithium and has far greater energy capacity than today’s designs. More>

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