Yihan Xiao et al. uncover a mechanism for unlocking Li-ion superconductors

In a recent paper from Yihan Xiao et al. in our group, we uncover one of the mechanisms by which materials become fast Li-ion conductors. Materials that have potential Li sites in close proximity can be turned into an activated diffusion network with very high Li mobility. Using these topological principles in a high-throughput search leads to the identification of several novel fast Li-ion conductors for applications as possible solid state electrolytes.


Read the full article here: Lithium Oxide Superionic Conductors Inspired by Garnet and NASICON Structures

Figure demonstrating mechanism for fast Li-ion hopping via Li stuffing.