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Li–air batteries: Importance of singlet oxygen

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17056 (2017) | Download Citation

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The deployment of Li–air batteries is hindered by severe parasitic reactions during battery cycling. Now, the reactive singlet oxygen intermediate is shown to substantially contribute to electrode and electrolyte degradation.

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  1. Alan C. Luntz is at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.

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  2. Bryan D. McCloskey is in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA, and the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.

    • Bryan D. McCloskey

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https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.56

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