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Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries

Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures

October 2019

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.

National Grid and PNNL Collaborate to Capture Full Value of Grid Energy Storage

Innovative project on Nantucket Island broadens business case for grid-scale batteries

October 2019

With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in a new era of energy resiliency and efficiency on the island.

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