Advanced Functional Materials

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22_10/2012Batteries: The Stone Age Revisited: Building a Monolithic Inorganic Lithium-Ion Battery (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2012)

By controlling and optimizing the formulation of a composite electrode and the sintering parameters (temperature, pressure), which affect compactness of both the electrolyte and the composite electrode, an efficient and safe monolithic solid-state Li-ion battery can be assembled in a one-step process by spark plasma sintering (SPS). On page 2140, Renaud Bouchet and co-workers report that the first prototype shows good cycling and promising electrochemical performance.

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