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Media Tip: Better batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid

Researchers around the world are racing to develop batteries beyond the current standard of lithium-ion materials. Argonne researchers have developed a new method for manufacturing an advanced cathode material, overcoming past problems with performance decline. Their discovery could lead to better batteries for electric vehicles and modernization of the electric grid.

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Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://​ener​gy​.gov/​s​c​ience.