Understanding lithium to build better batteries (image) Michigan Technological University Share Print E-Mail Caption By indenting lithium films with this diamond-tipped probe to deform the metal, Erik Herbert and Stephen Hackney explore how lithium reacts to pressure. Credit Sarah Bird/Michigan Tech Usage Restrictions Please credit photographer/university. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.