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Hydration as a solution to zinc batteries

Zinc batteries are more sustainable than the currently dominating lithium technologies, but their major technical problems have yet to be fully resolved. Now a new electrolyte formulation addresses most issues and delivers rechargeable zinc batteries with both performance breakthrough and cost advantage.

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Fig. 1: Zinc dendrite formation.


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Santos, F., Fernández Romero, A.J. Hydration as a solution to zinc batteries. Nat Sustain 5, 179–180 (2022).

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