This dime-sized battery is a step toward an EV with a 1,000-mile range
This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology have created a solid-state battery that could be used to vastly expand the range of EVs, and it could unlock the ability to use batteries on short-haul aircraft and heavy trucks.
But for now it’s a lab-scale battery cell, about the size of a dime.
I spoke with two of the leaders of the research this week.
“I was doubtful in the beginning,” said Larry Curtiss, a senior chemist at Argonne.
He has been at the lab for more than 40 years and knows from experience that initial results might not be repeatable. But he and his colleagues from the two Chicago-area institutions found that their work could be replicated, with the results published in February in the journal Science.
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