Unveiling the role of micropores in porous carbon for Li–S batteries using operando SAXS†
The movement of the sulfur species of a lithium–sulfur battery cathode was directly observed through pioneering operando SAXS analysis. Micropore is a prior repository for sulfur before and after the electrochemical reaction. Mesopore is actual reaction site for sulfur species. The separate properties of the pores were established, adding critical insight to advanced carbon cathode material design.