Unique Battery Alternative Wins R&D 100 Award

November 8, 2021

A team led by Wei Tong of the Applied Energy Materials Group in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division is one of three Berkeley Lab winners of an R&D 100 Award for 2021.

The team developed a unique layered-rocksalt intergrown cathode material for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries that offers higher capacity, faster charging time, superior cycling, thermal stability, and significantly lower raw material production cost. Layered describes how the atoms are arranged in the crystal structure of the material; specifically, to the layering between the lithium and the transition metal.

R&D 100 Awards, presented by R&D Magazine, recognize the year's 100 most innovative and disruptive technology products from industry, academia, and government-sponsored research. The three awards this year brings the total of Berkeley lab R&D 100 wins to 108, including two Editors' Choice Awards.

Read more about this year's R&D 100 Award winners from Berkeley Lab: newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/11/08/berkeley-lab-honored-with-three-rd-100-awards/