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New lithium-oxygen battery greatly improves energy efficiency, longevity

July 27, 2016

New chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries.

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In a new concept for battery cathodes, nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds (depicted in red and white) are embedded in a sponge-like lattice (yellow) of cobalt oxide, which keeps them stable. The researchers propose that the material could be packaged in batteries that are very similar to conventional sealed batteries yet provide much more energy for their weight. Courtesy of the researchers.

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