New breakthrough brings inexpensive rechargeable batteries closer to reality

December 27, 2013 4:08 AM

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Washington, Dec. 27 (ANI): Researchers have found a new way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries.

The work showed that many aspects can be studied under dry conditions, which are much easier to use. However, wet conditions are needed to study the hard-to-find solid electrolyte interphase layer, a coating that accumulates on the electrode's surface and dramatically influences battery performance.

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