Volume 95 Issue 21 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 22, 2017 | Web Date: May 17, 2017

Electroplated batteries store more energy

A new process for making pure battery electrodes improves performance
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Materials SCENE, Materials SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: energy storage, batteries, electroplating, flexible batteries, lithium, energy, electronics

Electroplated battery electrodes can store 30% more energy than today’s best commercial models, according to a new study. The electroplating process is compatible with a range of high-performance cathode materials called lithium transition-metal oxides. And it could help make flexible batteries needed for wearable electronics.

Making electrodes from these oxide materials normally requires high temperatures, which is a constraint on battery designs and performance, says Paul Braun, a materials scientist at the . . .

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