Li-ion batteries

Lightning fast conduction

In the intensive search for higher performance Li-ion cathode materials the spotlight is firmly fixed on Li-rich compounds. Now, a strategy utilizing a fluorinated, disordered LiMn2O4 spinel structure shows how ultra-fast Li-ion diffusion and high energy density can be achieved with Mn and O redox.

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Fig. 1: Promoting high Li-ion conductivity with spinel-like local structure.


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House, R.A., Bruce, P.G. Lightning fast conduction. Nat Energy 5, 191–192 (2020).

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