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Improved Lithium Ion Battery Technology Could Fast-charge Electric Vehicles, Boost Acceleration

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Photo of the MIT battery material.

A sample of the MIT battery material that could allow quick charging of portable devices.

Credit: Donna Coveney/MIT


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Scanning electron micrograph of a particle of the MIT battery material.

Scanning electron micrograph of a particle of the MIT battery material reported in Nature. The dark area indicates the inside of the particle surrounded by a lighter surface layer only five nanometers wide.

Credit: Courtesy Ceder Lab/MIT


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Photo of the primary Investigator, Gerbrand Ceder.

Primary investigator, Gerbrand Ceder.

Credit: Donna Coveney/MIT


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Beltway diagram showing how surface structure speeds access of Li ions to cathode tunnels.

Amorphous 'beltway' surface structure speeds up access of lithium ions to tunnels in the cathode material.

Credit: Byoungwoo Kang


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