SCIENCE STUDIO: Nanomaterials and Batteries
Sarah H. Tolbert is Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joins us to tell us about her research into building nanoscale materials for use in rapidly-charging batteries. Most cell phone batteries take a few hours to charge. Electric vehicles also take several hours to charge. Tolbert's research would make it easier for ions to travel through these nano-porous networks to deliver a charge at a significantly faster rate.
Aired Feb. 21, 2016