Is lithium-ion the best way to power a renewable energy future?

Jan 1, 2021
Researchers are looking for alternative technologies that could offer safer, greener solutions.
Panasonic lithium-ion batteries for vehicles are displayed at a convention in 2018. The element is widely used to power cars and devices.
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Will the U.S. invent the next generation of batteries?

Dec 8, 2017
A potential lack of government funding could help other countries pull ahead.

Lithium-ion batteries are about as good as they can get

Dec 7, 2017
But it's just a matter of time before the problem is solved, a UC Berkeley engineer says.
To make lithium-ion batteries better, you have to invent new materials, says Kristin Persson of UC Berkeley.
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How Samsung's phone design caused battery problems

Oct 13, 2016
A lesson in the perils of the race to thinner, more energy-packed devices.
A South Korean employee works to provide replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones at a telecommunications shop in Seoul.