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Finding the right balance

Despite intensive research in the development of lithium-metal batteries, combining high energy density and long cycle life is still a great challenge. Now, a deeper understanding of the degradation mechanisms at play in realistic cells may pave the way for practical applications of these batteries.

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Fig. 1: The relationship between cell configuration, capacity fading and relative SEI structures.


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Minafra, N., Johnson, J.A. & Shao-Horn, Y. Finding the right balance. Nat Energy 6, 692–693 (2021).

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