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Argonne Licenses Cathodes To LG

by Marc S. Reisch
January 17, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 3

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Credit: Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne researchers flank reactor tank used to make new lithium cathode materials.
Credit: Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne researchers flank reactor tank used to make new lithium cathode materials.

Argonne National Laboratory has licensed a composite cathode material to LG Chem for use in General Motors’ new Chevrolet Volt battery-powered electric car. The new lithium- and manganese-rich mixed-metal oxides cathode extends battery operating time and life compared with currently available materials, Argonne says.

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