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SOLID-STATE BATTERIES

Expanding cellulose

Electrolytes are a major bottleneck in the development of solid-state batteries. Now, a molecularly engineered cellulose electrolyte is reported to have high ionic conductivity and excellent compatibility with electrodes, offering promise for high-performance solid-state batteries.

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Fig. 1: Cellulose nanofibre-based ion conductors and their functions in solid batteries.

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Lee, SY. Expanding cellulose. Nat Energy 6, 949–950 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00907-5

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