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PowerPoint Lecture Notes: The Bleeding Edge: Nano Energy Technologies

National Renewable Energy Lab's National Center for Photovoltaics Homepage (link)

Annually updated chart on "Research Cell Efficiency Records" (link) - 2014 edition:


A clear (and amusing) podcast from the "RI Channel" on "How Do Batteries Work" (link):


Review papers on nanostructured batteries:

Cited in lecture notes:

Designing nanostructured Si anodes for high energy lithium batteries, Hiu Wu and Yi Cui, Nano Today 7, pp 414-29 (2012) (cached copy)

Recent Developments in Nanostructured Anode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries, Ji et al., Energy Environ. Sci. 4, pp 2682-99 (2011) (cached copy)

Additional useful overview article:

Developments in Nanostructured Cathode Materials for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, Ying Wang and Guozhong Cao, Adv. Mater. 20, pp2251-69 (2008) (cached copy)