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Argonne nanoscientist Tijana Rajh

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, led by Argonne nanoscientist Tijana Rajh and battery expert Christopher Johnson, discovered that nanotubes composed of titanium dioxide can switch their phase as a battery is cycled, gradually boosting their operational capacity. Laboratory tests showed that new batteries produced with this material could be recharged up to half of their original capacity in less than 30 seconds.

 

Photo by: George Joch

 

Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

      

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Taken on February 25, 2009