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OCTOBER 14, 2019
News Release

### Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.
OCTOBER 4, 2019
Web Feature

### Scientists Widen the Temperature Range for Electric Car Batteries

PNNL researchers have created a chemical cocktail that could help electric cars power their way through extreme temperatures where current lithium-ion batteries don’t operate as efficiently as needed.
JULY 23, 2019
Web Feature

### Molecular Mayhem at Root of Battery Breakdown

PNNL researchers demonstrate how the excitation of oxygen atoms that contributes to better performance of a lithium-ion battery also triggers a process that leads to damage, explaining a phenomenon that has been a mystery to scientists.
JUNE 20, 2019
Web Feature

### High-Tech Damage Assessment Speeds Disaster Recovery

PNNL has developed a unique suite of tools that utilize satellite imagery to generate timely damage assessments with revealing detail.
JUNE 1, 2019
Web Feature

### A New Look at One of the Most Abundant Particles in the Universe

Researchers at PNNL are applying deep learning techniques to learn more about neutrinos, part of a worldwide network of researchers trying to understand one of the universe’s most elusive particles.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Web Feature

AUGUST 2, 2018
News Release

### Smart Ideas Wanted for Grid Modernization

Plug and Play DER Challenge seeks to enable distributed energy technologies to integrate, connect and operate in harmony on the power grid.
JUNE 27, 2018
Web Feature

JUNE 26, 2018
Web Feature

### Liu Receives DOE Distinguished Achievement Award

MAY 23, 2018
Staff Accomplishment

MARCH 28, 2018
Web Feature

MARCH 27, 2018
News Release

### Research Hints at Double the Driving Range for Electric Vehicles

When it comes to the special sauce of batteries, PNNL researchers say it's all about the salt concentration.
MARCH 19, 2018
Staff Accomplishment

JANUARY 24, 2018
Web Feature

DECEMBER 5, 2017
Web Feature

### Sprenkle Discusses PNNL Energy Storage Research with U.S. Senate

NOVEMBER 13, 2017
News Release

### National Grid and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Collaborate on Transmission Grid Modernization and Energy Storage Research

Grid modernization, improved energy storage goals of agreement between PNNL and East Coast energy company.
OCTOBER 9, 2017
Web Feature

AUGUST 3, 2017
News Release

### World's Smallest Neutrino Detector Finds Big Physics Fingerprint

Scientists detect phenomenon in lab that occurs during neutron star formation and supernovae explosions.
JULY 19, 2017
News Release

APRIL 26, 2017
News Release

### Video Captures Bubble-blowing Battery in Action

PNNL research has created a unique video that shows oxygen bubbles inflating and later deflating inside a tiny lithium-air battery. The knowledge gained from the video could help make lithium-air batteries that are more compact, stable and