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The Center for Research on Extreme Batteries



Eric Wachsman, Cynthia Lundgren, Esther S. Takeuchi, Kang Xu, Chunsheng Wang, Joseph Dura, David L. Jacobson, Kahlil Amine, William Acker


How much would you spend on a battery if your life depended on it? Rarely is that question asked as the vast majority of battery development is focused on bringing down battery cost for wide spread consumer acceptance. However, for many industries, extremes in performance, environment, safety, and reliability are the primary criteria, and cost, while important, is not the deciding factor. Moreover, these extreme environmental and performance requirements are not met by conventional consumer batteries, or are even being considered as primary drivers for research and development by funding agencies like the Department of Energy (DOE) which is focused on transportation and stationary storage. Therefore, it was out of this vacuum that the Center for Research on Extreme Batteries (CREB) was formed to develop batteries to meet the extreme needs of the defense, aerospace, and biomedical industries.
Electrochemical Society Interface


battery, research and development, biomedical, aerospace, defense, collaboration


Wachsman, E. , Lundgren, C. , Takeuchi, E. , Xu, K. , Wang, C. , Dura, J. , Jacobson, D. , Amine, K. and Acker, W. (2016), The Center for Research on Extreme Batteries, Electrochemical Society Interface, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created September 18, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021