LI METAL BATTERIES

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). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0637-2

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