Materials and function
Lithium-ion batteries are hi-tech devices made of complex high-purity chemicals and other raw materials. The following chapters aim to give a comprehensive picture of these materials and their functions. One might think that the lithium-ion battery is lightweight due to the small mass of its main component, lithium. However, this is not quite true: only 2% of the battery mass is lithium, the rest being electrode materials, electrolyte, and inactive structural components.
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