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DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Self-healing Battery Prototype

Caption: This prototype lithium ion battery, made in a Stanford lab, contains a silicon electrode protected with a coating of self-healing polymer. The cables and clips in the background are part of an apparatus for testing the performance of batteries during multiple charge-discharge cycles.

Credit: Brad Plummer/SLAC

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