Representatives from industry, national laboratories and the investment sector explored partnerships in energy storage innovation.
By observing changes in materials as they’re being synthesized, scientists hope to learn how they form and come up with recipes for making the materials they need for next-gen energy technologies.
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.
Research conducted at the atomic scale could help explain how electric currents move efficiently through hybrid perovskites, promising materials for solar cells.
Streamlining their journey through the electrolyte could help lithium-ion batteries charge faster.
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.
Remarkable cryo-EM images that reveal details down to the individual atom will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail.
Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a design based on sodium ions offers promise; research was conducted in part at SSRL.
The early career award from SLAC’s X-ray laser recognizes Kjaer’s work in ultrafast X-ray science.
The X-ray studies performed at SLAC will help the oil industry improve guidelines for corrosion from sulfur in crude oil.