The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

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2015.
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English
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A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electric car, relieve global warming and catapult the winner into a new era of economic and political mastery. Can the United States win? Steve LeVine was granted unprecedented access to a secure federal laboratory outside Chicago, where a group of geniuses is trying to solve this next monumental task of physics. What emerged is The Powerhouse, a real-time, two-year account of big invention, big commercialization, and big deception.
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9780670025848
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subject_facet Argonne National Laboratory, Electric automobiles -- Batteries, Electronic industries, Inventions -- United States, Lithium industry, Lithium ion batteries
title_display The Powerhouse : Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World
title_full The Powerhouse : Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World / Steve LeVine
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title_sub Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World
topic_facet Batteries, Electric automobiles, Electronic industries, Inventions, Lithium industry, Lithium ion batteries