Volume 88 Issue 47 | pp. 29-31
Issue Date: November 22, 2010

Rechargeable Metal-Air Batteries

Electrochemical cells offer big payout, but production is years away
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry, Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: lithium-air battery, metal-air, lithium battery, electrochemistry

Technologies with great promise can remain potentialities until key scientific advances enable them to be put into actual use. Electrified motor vehicles may be a case in point.

“For the most part, the key factor limiting commercial development of electric vehicles is the battery,” says Philippe Stevens, a senior scientist at Paris-based Electricité de France. Electrically powered private transportation could provide meaningful answers to critical questions about limited supplies of fossil fuels and . . .

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