For the lithium-oxygen battery system, it is well recognized the charging and discharging reaction produces peculiar reaction product shapes that resemble doughnuts and balloons. Yet, how these shapes form has remained a mystery. A new study of a functioning nano-lithium-oxygen battery at atomic scale in an oxygen atmosphere provides clues for solving this mystery.

Via:: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-insights-reaction-mechanism-lithium-oxygen-batteries.html

Insights into the reaction mechanism of lithium-oxygen batteries could lead to better batteries

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