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07.24.2018

Battery life explained by Iowa State researcher

The Office of Vice President for Research

Steve Martin, Iowa State University professor in materials science and engineering, explains why an “everlasting battery” is impossible due to capacity fade. His research aims to make batteries that charge faster, last longer, and can be recharged and discharged many more times than today. However, he explains that charging a battery is much like pouring water between two glasses.