New Battery Imaging Method to Improve Energy Storage

April 21, 2015 2:36 PM

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New Battery Imaging Method to Improve Energy Storage

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory have formulated an innovative X-ray imaging method to visualize and analyze electrochemical reactions generated within lithium-ion rechargeable batteries which contains iron fluoride, a new kind of material. This breakthrough project is likely to enhance the way energy is stored in numerous products, ranging from portable electronics to electric microgrids.

"Iron fluoride has the potential to triple the amount of energy a conventional lithium-ion battery can store," says Song Jin, a UW-Madison professor of chemistry and Wisconsin Energy Institute affiliate. "However, we have yet to tap its true potential."

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