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Two UWM Scientists Are Leading The Effort To Improve Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

If you open up your cell phone or iPad you will find lithium-ion batteries powering the units. The same goes for electric vehicles you see on the road. The lithium-ion batteries work far better than the standard nickel-cadmium batteries and the inventors of the lithium-Ion units won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery. But there are still limitations on how well the lithium-ion batteries perform. Now two UWM scientists have created a material that may dramatically increase the energy storage capacity of the batteries.  And they have raised more than a million dollars and started a company to bring their product to market. UWM physics professors Carol Hirschmugl and Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska are behind the discovery and they join us on this edition of UWM Today.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.