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July 9, 2021
News Feature
She toured the lab’s powerful X-ray laser, looked at the construction of the world’s largest digital camera, and discussed climate research, industries of the future, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences.
Secretary Granholm virtual visit
June 14, 2021
News Feature
Measuring the process in unprecedented detail gives them clues to how to minimize the problem and protect battery performance.
Illustration of oxygen atoms leaving a lithium-ion battery as lithium flows in alongside a battery whose energy is being sapped by this process
March 22, 2021
News Feature
Scientists have documented a process that makes these next-gen batteries lose charge – and eventually some of their capacity for storing energy – even when a device is turned off.
January 13, 2021
News Feature
A pioneer in clean energy technology at Stanford and SLAC, he is one of eight scientists and engineers honored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Photo of Stanford and SLAC Professor Yi Cui
November 25, 2020
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Cui was honored for his work on materials chemistry for energy and the environment, and Wechsler for scientific contributions and leadership of large programs in cosmology.
Portraits of Yi Cui and Risa Wechsler
October 15, 2020
Press Release
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer and about 20% more efficient.
Conceptual illustration of advantages of redesigned current collector
September 8, 2020
News Feature
The results show how a particle’s surface and interior influence each other, an important thing to know when developing more robust batteries.
Closeup of an illustration showing how battery cathode material degrades
June 22, 2020
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A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles.
Photo of vials containing new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries
May 8, 2020
News Brief
New machine learning methods bring insights into how lithium ion batteries degrade, and show it’s more complicated than many thought.
Particles in a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode are highlighted using a new computer vision algorithm.
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

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