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JCESR Team Advances Prospects of Solid-state Magnesium-ion Batteries with Discovery of Fastest Magnesium-ion Solid-state Conductor
Green Car Congress
November 28, 2017
A team of JCESR scientists has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor, a major step towards making solid-state magnesium-ion batteries that are both energy dense and safe.
Storing the Change
November 27, 2017
Cheaper and better batteries are set to revolutionize the concept of energy storage. Here is the tech spark that triggered the illuminating possibility of clean energy.
November 1, 2017
Illinois has become a hotbed of research in the science of matter and its elementary substances. Regarding published papers, the state ranks fourth in the United States for its chemistry research output. Argonne is one of four institutions that produce the lion’s share of these papers.
October 2017
JCESR startup, Baseload Renewables, works to commercialize a JCESR prototype for long duration, low cost energy storage for the electricity grid.

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