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Porous current collector for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries

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Realizing fast-charging and energy-dense lithium-ion batteries remains a challenge. Now, a porous current collector has been conceptualized that halves the effective lithium-ion diffusion distance and quadruples the diffusion-limited rate capability of batteries to achieve fast charging without compromising the energy density.

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Fig. 1: Fast-charging batteries using porous current collectors.

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This is a summary of: Ye, Y. et al. Quadruple the rate capability of high-energy batteries through a porous current collector design. Nat. Energy https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-024-01473-2 (2024).

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Porous current collector for fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. Nat Energy 9, 639–640 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-024-01540-8

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