New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteries

Today’s lithium-ion battery was invented so long ago, there are not many more efficiencies to wring out of it. Now researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) report major progress in cathodes made with so-called “disordered” materials, a promising new type of lithium battery, in a pair of papers published this month in Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters (PRL). Read more from this LBL News Center article by Julie Chao: New Studies on Disordered Cathodes May Provide Much-Needed Jolt to Lithium Batteries.