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Lab Spotlight: ORNL - Better Batteries

2013 P03299 Symmetrix

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Porous Power Technologies collaborated to create the SYMMETRIX® HPX-F ceramic-filled separator, a technology that addresses market demands by lowering lithium-ion battery costs and improving safety through the replacement of polymer separators.

This groundbreaking technology improves the safety of the large-format lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles, low-profile consumer electronics, and high-power applications; it also better supports a battery’s thermal stability and reduces the risk of catastrophic cell failure.

An R&D 100 Award winner, the SYMMETRIX HPX-F also boosts cell performance and enables cells to cycle much longer than those with conventional separators.

Photo courtesy of SYMMETRIX.

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