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Topology to improve battery technology

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Both lithium- and sodium-ion batteries could play an important role in combating climate change, but they often suffer structural instabilities in the cathodes, which degrade performance. Now a study on two cathode materials that function in either battery type sheds light on how their structure should be designed to suppress these instabilities.

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Fig. 1: The impact of structural transformation in cathodes on battery performance.

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McCalla, E., Jia, S. Topology to improve battery technology. Nat Sustain 5, 181–182 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00822-3

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