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Soft and liquid metals

Alkali metal electrodes paired with solid electrolyte separators show great promise in improving the energy density, safety and cost of batteries. Now, a deeper understanding of the effect of metal mechanical properties on a key failure mode creates opportunities for improved cycling performance.

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Fig. 1: Three cell formats explored in the work of Chiang and team.


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Albertus, P. Soft and liquid metals. Nat Energy 6, 225–226 (2021).

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