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Adding Defects To Batteries Can Speed Charging

Adding defects to batteries can speed chargingTypically, defects in particular chemical formulas are considered a bad thing. But researchers at Rice University have discovered that defects can actually be used to an advantage in future battery chemistries to improve how quickly the device can charge.

Scientists from the university’s Brown School of Engineering discovered through simulations that placing specific defects in cathodes of a lithium-based battery design can improve its performance. This finding could lead to charging that’s two orders of magnitude faster than current batteries.

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