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Make ion–solvent interactions weaker

Low-temperature operation of lithium batteries is notoriously challenging. However, tailoring the electrolyte structure may provide a pathway toward uniform lithium deposition and reversible operation of lithium metal anodes at low temperatures.

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Fig. 1: Impact of electrolyte structure on lithium deposition morphology.


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Hatzell, K.B. Make ion–solvent interactions weaker. Nat Energy 6, 223–224 (2021).

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