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A solid future for battery development

Solid-state batteries have recently attracted great interest as potentially safe and stable high-energy storage systems. However, key issues remain unsolved, hindering full-scale commercialization.

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Figure 1: Energy densities of lithium-ion batteries and ionic conductivities of lithium electrolytes.
Figure 2: Typical battery architectures for the conventional lithium-ion and solid-state batteries.
Figure 3: Major challenges in developing solid-state batteries.

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