Opening the window for aqueous electrolytes

  title={Opening the window for aqueous electrolytes},
  author={Leland L. Smith and Bruce S. Dunn},
  pages={918 - 918}
Lithium batteries can operate with a safer “water-in-salt” electrolyte [Also see Research Article by Suo et al.] By facilitating ion motion between electrodes, electrolytes help to harness the chemical energy in a battery to produce a current and supply usable electric power. Among liquid electrolytes, there are traditional solutions of salt dissolved in solvents (aqueous or organic) and ionic liquids. Lithium-ion batteries, whether for consumer electronics or electric vehicles, have used… 

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