Scientists create lithium-ion battery materials from crab shells

06/24/2013 | Chemical & Engineering News

Stanford University scientists are working to transform calcium carbonate nanostructures from crab shells into renewable templates for sulfur and silicon electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Such a template would represent a significant development, although the shell-based template doesn't yet lend itself to commercial applications because its high energy capacity isn't retained for long enough periods, said Galen D. Stucky of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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