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Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes


April 19, 2019

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Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is limited due to factors such as lengthy charge and discharge cycles. University of Virginia Engineering researchers working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are examining how the lithium moves in battery electrodes, which is important in designing batteries that charge and discharge faster. Full Story

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University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science

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