Making more powerful & longer lasting batteries
Voices of Research: Fueling the Future
An Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) project of the U.S. Department of Energy
Nanostructures of Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)
Research Team Lead:
University of Maryland
Dr. Rubloff and his team are working to improve batteries by learning how the materials, lithium, and electrons interact at the nanometer scale, and to fabricate and measure these materials in a precise way.
The potential impact of the team’s work is huge. Lighter weight, more powerful batteries could make long-range electric cars for storing massive amounts of energy from wind farms and solar panel arrays a reality rather than an inspiration.