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Friday May 30, 2014

Scientists Discover Why Rechargeable Batteries Go Bad

Now all we need is for scientists to discover how to make rechargeable batteries that never go bad. cool

"We discovered surprising and never-before-seen evolution and degradation patterns in two key battery materials," said Huolin Xin, a materials scientist at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) and coauthor on both studies. "Contrary to large-scale observation, the lithium-ion reactions actually erode the materials non-uniformly, seizing upon intrinsic vulnerabilities in atomic structure in the same way that rust creeps unevenly across stainless steel."