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  • Previously unseen processes reveal path to better rechargeable battery performance

    Postdoctoral research associate Wenxiang Chen using a transmission electron microscope .

    Materials science and engineering postdoctoral researcher Wenxiang Chen is the first author of a new study that applies imaging techniques common in ceramics and metallurgy to rechargeable ion battery research.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Qian Chen, call 217-300-1137; email

    The paper “Formation and impact of nanoscopic oriented phase domains in electrochemical crystalline electrodes” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41563-022-01381-4