Argonne maintains a wide-ranging science and technology portfolio that seeks to address complex challenges in interdisciplinary and innovative ways. Below is a list of all articles, highlights, profiles, projects, and organizations related specifically to batteries and fuel cells.
The new coating, called PEDOT, marks a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology since it fully and completely protects each particle of the cathode — inside and out — from reactivity with the electrolyte.
Argonne’s ReCell Center has already made pivotal discoveries as scientists create and test new recycling processes and battery designs. These discoveries will help grow a globally competitive U.S. recycling industry.
JCESR has made significant strides with solid-state batteries as successors to today’s Li-ion batteries, including work on speeding up the motion of lithium ions in solid-state batteries using the paddlewheel effect.
The high cost of platinum catalysts used in hydrogen fuel cells limits the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Scientists are studying alternative catalysts to increase cost-effectiveness and maintain efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells.
Reducing resistance to the flow of ions in solid electrolytes can improve the efficiency of fuel cells and batteries, but first, scientists must understand the material properties responsible for the resistance.