Salt Power: Watt's Next in Rechargeable Batteries?
by Marcia Goodrich, magazine editor
Associate Professor Reza Shahbazian-Yassar (ME-EM) thinks sodium might be the next big thing in rechargeable batteries. It's cheap and abundant; the oceans are full of it. But sodium has some drawbacks that need to be addressed before the next generation of electric vehicles start running on salt power.
With a $417,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Shahbazian-Yassar is studying how sodium behaves and developing solutions.
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