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SLAC Public Lecture - Charging Ahead: Batteries of the Future

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This will be a hybrid event. Register here to watch in person in the Panofsky Auditorium, or watch the lecture live on our YouTube page.

To transform our energy sources to carbon neutrality, we need to power as much of modern society as possible with clean electricity. In doing so, electricity generated from solar and wind sources requires energy storage. To meet today’s tough demands, however, energy storage designs must do many things - store more energy, charge faster, be capable of mass production, decrease costs for the consumer, be safe, and be made of materials that minimize harm to the environment. We can now address these issues not only through the overall battery chemistry but also by observing the structure and operation of batteries at the nano- and even the atomic scale. In this talk, I will present some new ideas about the design of batteries - from electric vehicles to consumer power on the grid - and share my perspective on the path to the batteries of the future.

How to watch:
The public lecture will be held in person at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in the Panofsky Auditorium in the Science & User Support Building (SUSB). Parking is free and can be found in front of the SUSB. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will start promptly at 7 pm and conclude at 8 p.m. There will be opportunities to chat with the speaker following the event. Register here  to attend the lecture in person. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. We will also be streaming the lecture live on our YouTube page. You do not need to register if you plan to watch online. 

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