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True performance metrics in beyond-intercalation batteries

Beyond-intercalation batteries promise a step-change in energy storage compared to intercalation-based lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. However, only performance metrics that include all cell components and operation parameters can tell whether a true advance over intercalation batteries has been achieved.

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Figure 1: Capacities with respect to the formal storage material and the super-host structure.
Figure 2: True electrode capacity with limited-capacity cycling.

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Freunberger, S. True performance metrics in beyond-intercalation batteries. Nat Energy 2, 17091 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.91

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