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Title: Switchable encapsulation of polysulfides in the transition between sulfur and lithium sulfide

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  1. Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology, Nanjing (China)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  3. Xiangtan Univ., Xiangtan (China)
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province
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Nature Communications
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Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Nature Publishing Group
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United States
25 ENERGY STORAGE; N-doped carbon dots; electrolyte additive; in-situ formation; lithium polysulfides; lithium–sulfur battery

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Fu, Yongsheng, Wu, Zhen, Yuan, Yifei, Chen, Peng, Yu, Lei, Yuan, Lei, Han, Qiurui, Lan, Yingjie, Bai, Wuxin, Kan, Erjun, Huang, Chengxi, Ouyang, Xiaoping, Wang, Xin, Zhu, Junwu, and Lu, Jun. Switchable encapsulation of polysulfides in the transition between sulfur and lithium sulfide. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Fu, Yongsheng, Wu, Zhen, Yuan, Yifei, Chen, Peng, Yu, Lei, Yuan, Lei, Han, Qiurui, Lan, Yingjie, Bai, Wuxin, Kan, Erjun, Huang, Chengxi, Ouyang, Xiaoping, Wang, Xin, Zhu, Junwu, & Lu, Jun. Switchable encapsulation of polysulfides in the transition between sulfur and lithium sulfide. United States.
Fu, Yongsheng, Wu, Zhen, Yuan, Yifei, Chen, Peng, Yu, Lei, Yuan, Lei, Han, Qiurui, Lan, Yingjie, Bai, Wuxin, Kan, Erjun, Huang, Chengxi, Ouyang, Xiaoping, Wang, Xin, Zhu, Junwu, and Lu, Jun. Wed . "Switchable encapsulation of polysulfides in the transition between sulfur and lithium sulfide". United States.
title = {Switchable encapsulation of polysulfides in the transition between sulfur and lithium sulfide},
author = {Fu, Yongsheng and Wu, Zhen and Yuan, Yifei and Chen, Peng and Yu, Lei and Yuan, Lei and Han, Qiurui and Lan, Yingjie and Bai, Wuxin and Kan, Erjun and Huang, Chengxi and Ouyang, Xiaoping and Wang, Xin and Zhu, Junwu and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-14686-2},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}

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