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New anode material could lead to safer and faster-charging lithium-ion batteries

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:11 -- Paul Crompton

Scientists at UC San Diego have discovered that a ‘disordered rocksalt’ anode enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely fast-recharged for thousands of cycles. 

The new anode is made up of lithium, vanadium and oxygen atoms arranged in a similar way as ordinary kitchen table salt, but ‘randomly’.

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