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Argonne heats up Li-ion battery research

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • 12EVSD0626_01
Published June 26, 2012 by SAE International in United States
  • English

The U.S. Department of Energy lab near Chicago is using federal stimulus money to dive deeper into lithium battery research.

Battery companies around the world are heavily investing in research to maximize the potential of lithium, as are governments and universities. Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago is at the forefront of basic and applied research into lithium-based battery technologies.

SAE Vehicle Electrification went to the U.S. Department of Energy lab in late May to meet with Daniel Abraham, a materials scientist who has been at the lab for 19 years and has focused on lithium battery technology for the past 12. He highlighted some of the work Argonne is doing and offered a Li-ion battery primer of sorts.