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Combining intercalation and conversion reversibly

It is challenging to develop battery cathodes with both high performance and low cost. Now, an amorphous material based on cheap, earth-abundant elements is shown to achieve high capacity by undertaking both the intercalation and conversion reactions reversibly.

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Fig. 1: Intercalation and conversion in different cathode materials.


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Kang, B. Combining intercalation and conversion reversibly. Nat Energy 8, 9–10 (2023).

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