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Pulley protection in batteries

High-energy battery electrodes can break apart during operation. Conventional rope-and-pulley systems have inspired the development of a polymer that holds electrodes together at the molecular scale, enabling durable batteries to be made.

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Figure 1: A polymer that maintains structural integrity in battery electrodes.

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McDowell, M. Pulley protection in batteries. Nature 549, 37–38 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/549037a

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