I Spy ... Ions in a Nanobattery (image) Michigan Technological University Share Print E-Mail Caption Michigan Tech scientist Reza Shahbazian-Yassar has developed a method for watching lithium ions in action within a nanobattery, a breakthrough that could lead to better batteries. Above, (a), the nanobattery setup inside the aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope. Below, (b), atomic resolution imaging of the front line of lithium ions entering a tin oxide nanowire. The atomic resolution images show the parallel lithium-ion channels and the formation of dislocations at the tip of the channels. Credit Reza Shahbazian-Yassar 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.