Lithium superionic conductor is a special class of materials that allow ultrafast lithium diffusion, and is the key component in all-solid-state batteries. However, they are mostly found in sulfides and rarely in oxides. Researchers from Ceder group reveal the structural factors that govern fast lithium mobility in oxide materials. The research illustrates how these materials with corner-sharing frameworks can exhibit high ionic conductivity. Using these principles in a high-throughput search, ten new oxide frameworks with lithium superionic conductivity are discovered for potential usage in solid-state batteries.
Link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-022-01222-4, (Title of the paper: Lithium superionic conductors with corner-sharing frameworks)