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Lithium-ion batteries are the chemical workhorse of the digital age. From electric vehicles to laptops to smartphones, Li-ion chemistry keeps our mobile world running.
The proliferation of electric vehicles and renewable energy ensures the need for powerful batteries will only grow, but scientists and engineers are confronting some fundamental limits of the technology.
As part of a week-long series profiling scientists, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Lynden Archer of Cornell University about building a better battery.
Lynden Archer, director of Cornell University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
This segment aired on June 15, 2016.