Jeannette M. Garcia Senior Manager for Quantum Applications, Algorithms and Theory, IBM Research

IBM and Daimler use quantum computer to develop next-gen batteries

Electric vehicles have an Achilles Heel: the capacity and speed-of-charging of their batteries. A quantum computing breakthrough by researchers at IBM and Daimler AG could help tackle this challenge. We used a quantum computer to model the dipole moment of three lithium-containing molecules, which brings us one step closer the next-generation lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries that would be more powerful, longer lasting and cheaper than today’s widely used lithium ion batteries.

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