Chemical and Advanced Materials

These new materials are powering the battery revolution

Batteries sit in a collection box at a recycling centre in London December 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Kevin Coombs  (BRITAIN) - LF1E5C90Z9H01

The battery industry is already working to reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries. Image: REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

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