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Advances in Li–S batteries

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Rechargeable Li–S batteries have received ever-increasing attention recently due to their high theoretical specific energy density, which is 3 to 5 times higher than that of Li ion batteries based on intercalation reactions. Li–S batteries may represent a next-generation energy storage system, particularly for large scale applications. The obstacles to realize this high energy density mainly include high internal resistance, self-discharge and rapid capacity fading on cycling. These challenges can be met to a large degree by designing novel sulfur electrodes with “smart” nanostructures. This highlight provides an overview of major developments of positive electrodes based on this concept.

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First published
10 Sep 2010

J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 9821-9826
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Advances in Li–S batteries

X. Ji and L. F. Nazar, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 9821
DOI: 10.1039/B925751A

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