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August 26, 2019
News Feature
The coating significantly extends the battery's life and reduces the problems that cause batteries to burst into flames.
Stanford PhD students David Mackanic, left, and Zhiao Yu with their battery tester
July 26, 2019
News Feature
This early-career scientist has undertaken challenging projects with significant implications for lithium-ion batteries.
Hans-Georg Steinrück
June 3, 2019
News Feature
What they learned could help manufacturers design more reliable and longer-lasting batteries for smartphones and cars.
battery electrode damage
May 8, 2019
News Feature
A laser technique lets researchers see how potentially dangerous growths form in batteries.
Microscopic images of lithium metal buildup in batteries
April 10, 2019
News Feature
In the decade since LCLS produced its first light, it has pushed boundaries in countless areas of discovery.
Undulator Hall
March 15, 2019
News Feature
Combination of research methods reveals causes of capacity fading, giving scientists better insight to design advanced batteries for electric vehicles
Cathode degradation
February 5, 2019
News Feature
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A better understanding of this could be the key to smaller phone batteries and electric cars that drive farther between charges.
high capacity batteries
September 24, 2018
News Feature
Representatives from industry, national laboratories and the investment sector explored partnerships in energy storage innovation.
Photo: Paul Dabbar at the XLab Summit at SLAC
September 17, 2018
Press Release
Experiments at SLAC and Berkeley Lab uproot long-held assumptions and will inform future battery design.
Lithium ion infographic
August 30, 2018
News Feature
Using SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron SSRL, Cao improves fundamental knowledge about how a new lithium-ion battery material works, which will help enable safer, longer-lasting devices.
Chuntian Cao

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