Ultrahigh-Energy-Density Microbatteries Enabled by New Electrode Architecture and Micropackaging Design



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Monolithic cathodes of optimized porosity prepared by sintering LiCoO2 powders provide high volume utilization and surprising stability under electrochemical cycling. Combined with a novel packaging approach, ultrahigh energy densities in small volumes are enabled. The microbatteries have volumes <6 mm3 and provide sustained ∼2.5 h discharges with energy densities of 400–650 W h L−1.