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A NEW WAY TO CREATE LITHIUM METAL ELECTRODES FOR BATTERIES

- May 16, 2018 -

In order to boost the energy and capacity of rechargeable batteries, Researchers have developed a new process for creating lithium metal.


In high-energy batteries, lithium metal is considered the best option as a material for anodes. It has a high potential for providing large amounts of energy and capacity in a given mass. But, the current lithium metal electrodes are limited by low capacity and utilization efficiency, and have yet to come close to reaching a good potential.


In a new research, scientists describe a new approach to creating more efficient lithium metal electrodes. The process yields a protective layer that enables lithium metal anodes to be efficiently discharged and charged at high capacities.


A battery cell that outperforms other laboratory-scale battery cells we constructed based on the new process, as well as state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries on the market.