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Li–S batteries: Firing for compactness


Conventional Li–S batteries have a non-compact cathode structure containing low areal loading of active materials. Now, a strategy of burning Li foils in a CS2 vapour is presented, which leads to the formation of highly compact Li2S nanoparticles as a lithiated sulfur cathode, offering promising battery performance.

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Figure 1: Two different strategies to tackle fundamental issues of Li–S batteries.


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Li, Y., Chen, F. Li–S batteries: Firing for compactness. Nat Energy 2, 17096 (2017).

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