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OCTOBER 29, 2021
News Release

Fundamental research conducted at the $90-million research facility will help the nation meet its clean energy goals. OCTOBER 5, 2021 News Release ### Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology One effort toward better batteries for electric vehicles is hitting overdrive, thanks to new findings about the desirable silicon anode. JUNE 28, 2021 News Release ### Longer-Lived Lithium-Metal Battery Marks Step Forward for Electric Vehicles Researchers have increased the lifetime of a promising electric vehicle battery to a record level. APRIL 13, 2021 News Release ### Houston Partnership Selected to Design, Construct New$75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL

New facility will accelerate energy storage innovation, increase clean energy adoption and grid resilience.
MARCH 1, 2021
Web Feature

### The Right Stuff to Find the Right Materials

As he prepares to enter PNNL's Energy Sciences Center later this year, Vijayakumar 'Vijay' Murugesan is among DOE leaders exploring solutions to design and build transformative materials for batteries of the future.
JANUARY 28, 2021
Web Feature

### Shining a Light Source on Batteries

A research effort under the PNNL-led Battery500 Consortium solved a longtime debate surrounding a structure in lithium-metal battery anodes.
DECEMBER 10, 2020
News Release

### Single-Crystal Technology Holds Promise for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists have created a single-crystal, nickel-rich cathode that is hardier and more efficient than before—important progress on the road to better lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
APRIL 28, 2020
News Release

### A Leap in Using Silicon for Battery Anodes

Researchers at PNNL have come up with a novel way to use silicon as an energy storage ingredient, replacing the graphite in electrodes. Silicon can hold 10 times the electrical charge per gram, but it comes with problems of its own.
FEBRUARY 5, 2020
News Release

### Scientists Learn More about the First Hours of a Lithium-ion Battery’s Life

Scientists have witnessed the formation of the solid-electrolyte interphase, a critical component in lithium-ion batteries.
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.