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An animation of the battery charging in the 2011 Chevy Volt. The battery is based on cathode technology invented at Argonne National Laboratory. Photo courtesy General Motors.
Argonne strikes licensing deals with LG Chem, GM for advanced battery technology

General Motors Co., LG Chem, Ltd. and Argonne National Laboratory announced today they have reached a licensing agreement to use Argonne's patented composite cathode material to make advanced lithium-ion batteries that last longer between charges and can charge at higher voltages.

January 10, 2010
This computer-generated image shows nanotubes, 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, which comprise a new technique developed at Argonne for "growing" solar cells.
Argonne "homegrown" hybrid solar cell aims for low-cost power

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have refined a technique to manufacture solar cells by creating tubes of semiconducting material and then "growing" polymers directly inside them.

November 10, 2009