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December 20, 2019

Adding water to a sample of inactive lithium

Adding water to a sample of inactive lithium as part of a study on why lithium metal batteries fail.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants ECCS 1542148 and CHE 1338173.]

Learn more about this research in the UC-San Diego news story Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 20, 2019)

Credit: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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