Monday, January 7, 2008

Super-Charging Lithium Batteries

From MIT's Technology Review:

Existing lithium batteries can enable battery-powered electrical vehicles to travel hundreds of miles on a charge, prompting a race among major automakers to demonstrate that the batteries are safe and durable enough for mass marketing. Battery developers, meanwhile, continue to push lithium performance. Last month, Stanford University materials scientists unveiled a nanowire electrode that could more than triple lithium batteries' energy storage caoacity and improve their safety....MORE