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NRL experiments with Ni-Zn “sponge” batteries

Debra R. Rolison, Jeffrey W. Long, and Joseph F. Parker were recognized June 22, 2016 by now-acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley (far left), and Delores Etter (far right) with Dr. Delores M. Etter Awards.
U.S. Navy photos by Matthew Poynor.

3-D zinc anode architecture mitigates safety issues seen in li-ion cells Researchers from the Navy Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Advanced Electrochemical Materials group are leading an effort to create an entire family of safer, water-based, zinc batteries. The team has demonstrated a breakthrough for nickel–zinc (Ni–Zn) batteries in which a three-dimensional …

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