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Lithium-ion batteries

An unexpected conductor

The discovery that the electronic conductivity of LiFePO4 can be increased by eight orders of magnitude may have a profound impact on the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

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Figure 1: Layered, spinel and olivine structures of positive electrode materials for lithium batteries.


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Thackeray, M. An unexpected conductor. Nature Mater 1, 81–82 (2002).

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