Building a better battery

May 1, 2011

Researchers utilizing a suite of advanced techniques, including the resources of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, have pieced together both the long-range and local structure of a lithium-rich compound material, devising a model that could explain how such materials operate on the electrochemical level—and how to use them to build more powerful and robust batteries for electric cars. More »