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Nov 24, 2017

Lithium ion batteries are used in everything from cell phones to laptops (chances are you’re reading this article on a lithium-ion powered device!). They are the stand-out energy storage technology for portable electronics. However, to fit our growing needs, we need stronger batteries that can power new applications like fueling long-distance electric vehicles. To do this, new cutting-edge batteries will need energy storage capacities beyond what is currently possible. 

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By: Alane Lim
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