Lithium-air batteries

Silver particles improve performance of battery materialDecember 16, 2014

Argonne materials scientist Larry Curtiss is part of an Argonne team working on a new battery architecture that uses lithium-oxygen bonds as it stores and releases energy, and silver as the metal catalyst that makes this possible.

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

CEES introduces a new vision for high-capacity hybrid Li-ion/Li-O2 batteriesSeptember 30, 2013

Researchers at the Center for Electrochemical Energy Science (CEES) at Argonne National Laboratory have presented a vision for designing hybrid Li-ion/Li-O2 cells that would provide an energy density significantly higher than that of conventional Li-ion cells, without the need for external oxygen.

Researchers tackle new challenge in pursuit of the next generation of lithium batteriesSeptember 27, 2013

The creation of the next generation of batteries depends on finding materials that provide greater storage capacity. One variety, known as lithium-air (Li-air) batteries, is particularly appealing to researchers because they have a significantly higher theoretical capacity than conventional lithium-ion batteries.