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Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw
March 28, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Electric vehicles, wind turbines or smart grids require batteries with far greater energy capacity than currently available. A leading contender is the lithium-metal battery. However, dendrites can cause the batteries to heat up, lose efficiency and occasionally short-circuit. Using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, researchers from Texas A&M University simulated the behavior of graphene oxide nanosheets that can limit the formation of dendrites.Full Story
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center
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