Real-Time Imaging of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Researchers at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are using X-ray technology to observe lithium-sulfur batteries and their findings could lead to improvements in this promising power source for electric vehicles. Postdoctoral scholar Johanna Nelson demonstrates the transmission X-ray microscope at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, a powerful device that takes nano-scale images of chemical reactions in batteries while they are running.