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LIQUID METAL BATTERIES

Turning cooler

Harsh operating conditions, such as high temperatures, hinder the grid-scale application of liquid metal batteries (LMBs). Now, their operating temperature is shown to be substantially lowered thanks to a lithium-ion-conducting solid-state electrolyte.

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Fig. 1: Configurations of liquid metal batteries (LMBs) and their operating temperatures.

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Li, G. Turning cooler. Nat Energy 3, 714–715 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-018-0224-y

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