Silicon: Small Ingredient Plays Major Role in Battery Upgrades

This article was originally published on pnnl.gov on April 28, 2020. RICHLAND, Wash. — The same material you’ll find at the tip of a pencil—graphite—has long been a key component in today’s lithium-ion batteries. As our reliance on these batteries increases, however, graphite-based electrodes are due for an upgrade. For that, scientists are looking to the […]

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Zombie Solar

Jim Paull for Zondits It seemed like a good idea at the time. The time was a decade ago. Solar, once a niche industry, was exploding across the world. Billions of dollars were flowing into hundreds of solar start-ups. Technology hype was at its zenith. But resources were also being strained. The price of silicon, […]