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Local Scientists Build a Better Battery

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Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University scientists have discovered that utilizing silver can improve batteries.  The team has been studying the experimental technology since 2009, trying to understand how the silver (one of the most conductive elements) reacted within the battery.  Using a special X-ray machine (the National Synchrotron Light Source) they determined that when the battery generated energy at a slower rate, the silver ions created a stronger bond, making the battery more powerful.

Read Brookhaven National Laboratory's article to learn more about this exciting new technology.