Lithium iron phosphate battery created in Kisailus lab.
David Kisailus and Jianxin Zhu stand between a computer where they do battery testing.
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Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4), one type of cathode, has been used in electric vehicles because of its low cost, low toxicity and thermal and chemical stability. However, its commercial potential is limited because it has poor electronic conductivity and lithium ions...