Prof. Dr. Francesco Ciucci, Chair of Electrode Design for Electrochemical Energy Systems at the University of Bayreuth, in collaboration with his research partners from China, has succeeded in resolving the incompatibility between lithium nitrate and 1, 3‐dioxolane (DOL) for use in quasi-solid, battery electrolytes. They achieved this by integrating a novel nitrate-based additive.
This advancement holds significant implications for solid-state batteries. It enables the development of solid-state lithium metal batteries that are not only highly safe and durable but also easy to produce. Furthermore, this process maintains the existing manufacturing methods used for conventional liquid batteries.