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New coating developed by Stanford researchers brings lithium metal battery closer to reality

David Mackanic and Zhiao Yu stand in their lab, holding a dish with small silver batteries
Image credit: Mark Golden
Aug 26 2019
Fellow, Research, Stanford

Hope has been restored for the rechargeable lithium metal battery – a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by its short life expectancy and occasional fiery demise while its rechargeable sibling, the lithium-ion battery, now rakes in more than $30 billion a year.

A team of researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has invented a coating that overcomes some of the battery’s defects, described in a paper published Aug. 26 in Joule.

Co-lead author David Mackanic is a 2015 Stanford Graduate Fellow

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