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DOE, industry partner to improve lead-acid batteries for power grid, cars

After 159 years, the lead-acid battery is getting an overhaul that aims to move it into the next generation of advanced batteries.

The Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory signed an agreement this week with 14 members of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium to use advanced Xray technology to see if they can increase the potential of lead batteries.

Using the X-ray beam technology at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source facility, the investigators will be able to better understand the interactions inside a lead battery while it charges and discharges.

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