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Frontiers in Energy Research: Winter 2018
  • Zachary Lebens-Higgins

    Looking inside a lithium-ion battery while it operates isn’t easy. Researchers have found a few ways to make it easier to see why batteries fade and fail. They developed a specialized battery and applied advanced scientific instruments to answer fundamental questions about how batteries work … or don’t.

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Editor's Note
If you’ve ever worked with computer programmers or advice columnists, you’ve heard the phrase: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. It’s true in science too. Sometimes a defect or an unusual starting point is really a benefit. In this issue, we celebrate unexpectedly beneficial features in batteries, electrons, biofuels, childhoods, and more. Kristin Manke, Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Board

  • Bor-Rong Chen, Center for Next Generation of Materials Design (CNGMD)
  • David Dan, Center for Actinide Science & Technology (CAST)
  • Victoria K. Davis, Center for Solar Fuels (UNC)
  • Max Grossnickle, Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES)
  • Zachary Lebens-Higgins, NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)
  • Kenneth Madsen, Center for Electrochemical Energy Science (CEES)
  • Angela Norton, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
  • Daniel J. Pope, Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)
  • Jenny G. Vitillo, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC)
Disclaimer: The opinions in this newsletter are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views or position of the Department of Energy.