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Scientists and engineers use our unique facilities to do energy research that translates into practical solutions. The focus is on developing better energy materials, subsurface technologies, and tools for managing the electric grid of the future.

Conceptual illustration shows an EKG-like pulse of energy flatlining as it enters a battery, then coming back to life as it exits

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Islands of inactive lithium creep like worms to reconnect with their electrodes, restoring a battery’s capacity and lifespan.

Conceptual illustration shows an EKG-like pulse of energy flatlining as it enters a battery, then coming back to life as it exits
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The lab will help fund the work of researchers who use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make energy systems more sustainable, affordable, resilient...

Portrait of Yi Cui, director of the Precourt Institute at Stanford
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Scientists have documented a process that makes these next-gen batteries lose charge – and eventually some of their capacity for storing energy – even...

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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.
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The lab is responding to the coronavirus crisis by imaging disease-related biomolecules, developing standards for reliable coronavirus testing and enabling other essential research.

SARS-CoV-2
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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...

Polymorph formation
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They created a comprehensive picture of how the same chemical processes that give these cathodes their high capacity are also linked to changes in...

Electrode structure for lithium ion battery.
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More than 100 students worked on projects ranging from website development to imaging techniques for X-ray studies, learning new ways to apply their talents.

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It's the first to employ AI to help the grid manage power fluctuations, resist damage and recover faster from storms, solar eclipses, cyberattacks and...

Electric grid components.