Texas engineers develop new material to improve performance of lithium-ion batteries

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December 18, 2017

New research from UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering (CSE) could lead to cheaper, smaller, and more efficient batteries. A team of scientists led by Mechanical Engineering Prof. Arumugam Manthiram, director of UT’s Texas Materials Institute, has developed a new class of anode materials with twice the charge storage capacity of a typical lithium-ion battery. The process of creating the Interdigitated Eutectic Alloy anode saves time and materials by using only two steps in its development, as opposed to the traditional, multi-step mass production of the batteries currently found in many electronic devices. For more, read an article on the CSE website announcing this new research and a story in the Daily Texan.

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