Friday, August 16, 2013

The Search for Better Batteries

Powering the Future: Inside the quest for a better battery
August 16, 2013 - When Jeff Chamberlain left grad school in 1993, some of his friends went to work on battery research.

"I remember saying to them, 'I thought batteries were done,"' he said. "Even back then, in 1993. 20 years ago."

Now, he's one of the leaders of a new, innovation hub sometimes called the Manhattan Project for batteries.

Officially named the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, it's a federally funded quest for better batteries.

"We want to store as much energy as possible, as cheaply as possible, and to make it light and reliable," said Chamberlain. read more>>>

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