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Web Date: August 3, 2017

Keeping a close eye on lithium ions

A fluorescent imaging agent that binds directly to lithium ions could help researchers better understand why batteries wear out
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: imaging, batteries, energy storage, lithium, lithium-ion, Li-ion, fluorescence

After a year or so, lithium-ion batteries—used in cell phones, laptops, and electric cars—need more frequent recharging. And on rare occasions, the batteries can fail catastrophically. A new way to directly image lithium ions could help researchers better understand why these problems happen, helping them to improve battery design (ACS Sens. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00087).

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