Argonne National Laboratory is developing Li-Air batteries

Technology.am (Sept. 24, 2009) — Argonne National Laboratory has engaged in battery research and development for more than 40 years. Argonne is now developing Lithium-air batteries that use a catalytic air cathode that converts oxygen to lithium peroxide, an electrolyte and a Li anode.

li-airLi-air batteries hold the promise of increasing the energy density by as much as five to 10 times compared to lithium ion batteries.

The potential of Li-air batteries is great; the research to get there will take time and close working relationships with industry, who will eventually adopt the technology for commercial application.

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