Today at Berkeley Lab

Bay Area Battery Summit: Building Better Batteries

Battery researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will gather for the 2018 Bay Area Battery Summit, “Building Better Batteries,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The event will be an in-depth look at lithium/cobalt technologies and their societal impact; how new, emerging cobalt-free technologies could help build better batteries; and recycling and reuse of critical materials. More>

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New Shuttle Schedules Start Monday

A new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle starts Monday, Sept. 24. There will also be an additional shuttle added to the Blue route to ease overcrowding. The Rockridge BART route will run shuttles every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will now be timed closer to the BART schedule. More>

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New Manganese Materials Bolster Cathode Capacity

The most expensive component of a battery, the cathode, requires rare transition metals such as cobalt. But previous attempts to replace cobalt with inexpensive and nontoxic manganese delivered insufficient performance. Using X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Advanced Light Source, researchers have now optimized the composition of high-energy-density, high-capacity manganese-based cathodes. More>

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Seminar on International Atomic Energy Agency’s Technical Challenges and Needs on Sept. 24

Dimitri Finker from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Ron Webster from the United States Support Program in the International Safeguards Project Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory will present at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Construction on Glaser Road

Contractors will be replacing a utility valve on Glaser Road at the east end of Buildings 77 and 77A through Sunday, Sept. 30. (The work began Wednesday, Sept. 19). The lane will remain open during construction; please watch your speed through the area.

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