Researchers (image) Michigan Technological University Share Print E-Mail Caption Stephen Hackney, professor, and Erik Herbert, assistant professor, both of materials science and engineering, reseach the properties of lithium at the nanoscale to understand how the metal reacts under pressure with an eye toward improving solid-state batteries. 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.