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The future of high energy density batteries

Picture an entire city charged by batteries. This new battery design may unlock a new era of energy.
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Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are trying to build the perfect battery.

Lithium-ion batteries are the gold standard, but there is much progress to be made. For example, one improvement would be to create solid-state batteries in order to eliminate the need for the flammable electrolyte that is inside lithium-ion batteries.

Solid-state batteries also could have three times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, which might allow things like electric flight.

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