Gallery: Rice University Researchers Discover that Crushed Silicon Coul...


The race is on to develop a longer-lasting rechargeable battery in order to greatly extend the range of electric vehicles, and a team of researchers from Rice University may have found a clue. The researchers have discovered that the charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries could be tripled when the silicon used in them is crushed into a porous powder. The discovery could lead to cheaper, longer-lasting batteries that could help extend the range of EVs.

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