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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Overall, the new structure led to a fourfold increase in specific capacity and a two-fold increase in areal capacity when compared to a solid block electrode.
“The electrodes with porous architectures can lead to higher charge capacities,” Rahul Panat, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, said in a statement. “In normal batteries, 30 to 50 percent of the total electrode volume is unutilized,” he added. “Our method overcomes this issue by using 3D printing where we create a microlattice electrode architecture that allows the efficient transport of lithium through the entire electrode, which also increases the battery charging rates.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]