It’s become part of everyday life. “Most of us plug in our laptops or phones to recharge at night without really thinking about it,” says Serena Corr, Chair in Functional Materials and Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, “but what’s happening during charge and discharge is a highly complex process and still not completely understood.”
We’re talking about lithium-ion (abbreviated to Li-ion) batteries and when someone with a job title like Corr’s tells you something is “highly complex”, you’d better believe it. These are the batteries that power just about everything these days; as well your mobile phone, computer and power tools, they also drive pretty much all battery-electric cars.
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