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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
May 2, 2018
News Feature
SIMES scientists have developed a manganese-hydrogen battery that could fill a missing piece in the nation’s energy puzzle by storing wind and solar energy for when it is needed, lessening the need to burn carbon-emitting fossil fuels.
April 30, 2018
Press Release
The new facility provides revolutionary tools for exploring tiny biological machines, from viral particles to the interior of the cell.
SLAC-Stanford Cryo-EM Facility
February 22, 2018
News Feature
Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
Illustration of molecular layers in battery electrolyte
December 12, 2017
Press Release
They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in atomic structure that sap performance.
Illustration of electrode structure for lithium ion battery
October 26, 2017
Press Release
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
June 27, 2017
News Feature
The award recognizes the Stanford/SLAC professor’s pioneering work in the fields of energy and nanomaterials science.
Photo - Yi Cui SLAC/Stanford professor

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