YONKERS, N.Y., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alpha-Encorp and Cornell University have entered into a cooperative agreement to conduct sponsored research at the Baker Laboratory, under the direction of Héctor D. Abruña. Professor Abruña is a renowned electrochemist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research group focuses on the development of new materials using a wide variety of characterization techniques of great relevance to battery research. Cornell’s agreement is for conducting essential analysis related to quantifying capacity and ion transport for the process of lithium thin film production patented by alpha-Encorp. It is anticipated that the collaboration will take advantage of the hi-tech facilities available at Cornell, especially the ability to study thin films of lithium “in operando”, meaning – making movies, at the microscopic scale, of lithium film growth, as it happens in real time.