AbstractElectrolyte solutions play a crucial role in rechargeable lithium batteries. Driven by an ever-increasing demand for better batteries, more and more stringent performance requirements are being asked of electrolytes. This demand to achieve electrolytes beyond the state-of-the-art has driven an increasing number of publications over the past decade. Nevertheless, a detailed description of electrolyte preparation is frequently missing when reporting new electrolytes for batteries, creating a barrier for others to reproduce important findings. In addition, false or misleading information in a paper may result from unintentional inaccuracies during the electrolyte preparation process. This article highlights important factors for the reliable and reproducible preparation of non-aqueous electrolyte solutions for lithium batteries, with the aim of encouraging researchers to follow more rigorous reporting standards.
Published: March 29, 2023