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Sodium is the new lithium

In the intensive search for novel battery architectures, the spotlight is firmly on solid-state lithium batteries. Now, a strategy based on solid-state sodium–sulfur batteries emerges, making it potentially possible to eliminate scarce materials such as lithium and transition metals.

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Fig. 1: Oxysulfide glass enabling the use of Na metal anode in solid-state sodium–sulfur batteries.


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Ohno, S., Zeier, W.G. Sodium is the new lithium. Nat Energy 7, 686–687 (2022).

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