Building Better Batteries
Many of the products and technologies that have become so much a part of our everyday lives, such as our vehicles, cell phones, and lap top computers, cannot function without long-lasting, rechargeable batteries. But the batteries that currently dominate the market have two major limitations - energy capacity and charge rate.
Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing a wide range of lightweight, cost-effective, and high-energy density storage devices, such as fuel cells, solar cells, high-energy density batteries, and supercapacitors to address these limitations.
Research encompasses state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies a multidisciplinary center focused on improving the performance and cost of batteries for use in wireless telecommunications, electric cars and stationery storage systems.