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A Look Inside SLAC’s Battery Lab

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In this video, Stanford materials science and engineering graduate student Zhi Wei Seh shows how he prepares battery materials in SLAC’s energy storage laboratory, assembles dime-sized prototype “coin cells” and then tests them to see how many charge-discharge cycles they can endure without losing their ability to hold a charge. Results to date have already set records: After 1,000 cycles, they retain 70 percent of their original charge.

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Written by physicsgg

July 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

Posted in TECHNOLOGY

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