NRL Research Team 3-D Rechargable Zinc Battery (image) Naval Research Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption The NRL team Debra R. Rolison (2nd from left), Jeffrey W. Long (center), and Joseph F. Parker (4th from left) 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 for their work in cracking a centuries-old problem and transforming the future capabilities and performance of the entire family of Zinc-based alkaline batteries. Their batteries reached lithium ion-equivalent performance, in a nonflammable, aqueous-based battery thereby meeting the goal of a robust, energy dense, and safe battery that relies on nonstrategic, earth-abundant elements. Credit U.S. Navy / Matthew Poynor Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.