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mheslep
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Jul9-09, 12:01 AM
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Quote Quote by Astronuc View Post
This is a growing concern. Chinese companies are accumulating substantial resources, and in some cases, near monopolies.

http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/...tals_print.htm
Meanwhile, IBM is apparently doing research on Li-air (or Li2O2) batteries.
http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=21277

Research is being done at University of St. Andrews
http://ch-www.st-and.ac.uk/staff/pgb/group/lio.html
The St. Andrews work claims 1220 mAhg-1 are possible. For a 3V cell that is 3600 Wh/kg, or ~13MJ/kg, compared to 46 MJ/kg gasoline, remarkable. A practical battery w/ that density would tip over gasoline and diesel based transportation - cars, trucks, trains - all of it.