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Lithium-ion batteries

Controlling disorder


Irreversible structural transitions and disorder in electrodes during battery operation can cause electrochemical performance to deteriorate. Now, an innovative design that turns an irreversible phase transition into a partially disordered phase is shown to be effective in improving disordered rocksalt materials.

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Fig. 1: Lithium transition-metal oxide (LiTMO2) family and the concept of partially disordered spinel phase.


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Lee, W., Yoon, WS. Controlling disorder. Nat Energy 9, 10–11 (2024).

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