Electrolytes for microsized silicon

Microsized battery anodes such as silicon offer cost advantages over nanosized counterparts but suffer from poor cycling stability. Now, an electrolyte design is reported to enable a LiF-rich solid–electrolyte interphase that stabilizes microsized silicon over a reasonably long cycle life.

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Fig. 1: Electrolyte design principles for alloy anodes.


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Wang, J., Cui, Y. Electrolytes for microsized silicon. Nat Energy 5, 361–362 (2020).

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