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A Boost for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

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Science  04 Jan 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6115, pp. 20-21
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6115.20-b

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Today's lithiumion cells are already slightly better than those produced a few years ago. But new innovations unveiled at the meeting could see fivefold improvements in battery performance. They weren't ready in time for this holiday season's gadgets, but better lithium-ion batteries could be in the offing.