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McDowell and Saldana Collaborate on Solid-State Battery Research
Solid-state batteries – a new battery design that uses all solid components – have gained attention in recent years because of their potential to hold much more energy while simultaneously avoiding the safety challenges of their liquid-based counterparts.
But building a long-lasting solid-state battery is easier said than done. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have used X-ray computed tomography (CT) to visualize in real time how cracks form near the edges of the interfaces between materials in the batteries. The findings could help researchers find ways to improve the energy storage devices.