Complex hydrides as room-temperature solid electrolytes for rechargeable batteries

  title={Complex hydrides as room-temperature solid electrolytes for rechargeable batteries},
  author={Petra E. de Jongh and Didier Blanchard and Motoaki Matsuo and Terrence J. Udovic and Shin-ichi Orimo},
  journal={Applied Physics A},
A central goal in current battery research is to increase the safety and energy density of Li-ion batteries. Electrolytes nowadays typically consist of lithium salts dissolved in organic solvents. Solid electrolytes could facilitate safer batteries with higher capacities, as they are compatible with Li-metal anodes, prevent Li dendrite formation, and eliminate risks associated with flammable organic solvents. Less than 10 years ago, LiBH4 was proposed as a solid-state electrolyte. It showed a… 

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