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Single solvent and single salt

The electrolyte is the weak link when it comes to intrinsic issues of Li metal batteries such as instability of the Li metal interface. Now, a liquid electrolyte consisting of one molecular-designed solvent and one common salt is formulated leading to exceptional high-performance batteries.

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Fig. 1: Li+ solvation sheaths.


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Villevieille, C. Single solvent and single salt. Nat Energy 5, 498–499 (2020).

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