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Jijian Xu. High-entropy electrolytes in boosting battery performance[J]. Materials Futures, 2023, 2(4): 047501. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/ace8ab
Citation: Jijian Xu. High-entropy electrolytes in boosting battery performance[J]. Materials Futures, 2023, 2(4): 047501. doi: 10.1088/2752-5724/ace8ab
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High-entropy electrolytes in boosting battery performance

© 2023 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory
Materials Futures, Volume 2, Number 4
  • Received Date: 2023-01-15
  • Accepted Date: 2023-07-17
  • Publish Date: 2023-08-04
  • Entropy, once overlooked, is an essential aspect of electrolytes. Recently emerged high-entropy electrolytes with multiple components provide vast compositional space and interfacial chemistry possibilities for electrolyte design. It is noteworthy that high-entropy electrolytes exhibit extraordinarily high ionic conductivity at low temperatures, thereby creating a new direction for batteries to operate at ultra-low temperatures. This commentary discusses the underlying mechanism, challenges encountered, and potential solutions of high-entropy electrolyte design in the hope of sparking future research in this subject.
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