LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Catalysing surface film formation

The solid electrolyte interphase that forms on graphite anodes plays a vital role in the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Now research shows that the formation of lithium fluoride deposits — one of the main components of the solid electrolyte interphase — is strongly influenced by the electrocatalytic activity of the anode.

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Fig. 1: LiF formation.

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Hoster, H.E. Catalysing surface film formation. Nat Catal 1, 236–237 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-018-0060-2

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