A thin solid electrolyte with a high Li+conductivity is used to separate the metallic lithium anode and the cathode in an all‐solid‐state Li‐metal battery. However, most solid Li‐ion electrolytes have a small electrochemical stability window, large interfacial resistance, and cannot block lithium‐dendrite growth when lithium is plated on charging of the cell. Mg2+stabilizes a rhombohedral NASICON‐structured solid electrolyte of the formula Li1.2Mg0.1Zr1.9(PO4)3(LMZP). This solid electrolyte has Li‐ion conductivity two orders of magnitude higher at 25 °C than that of the triclinic LiZr2(PO4)3.7Li and6Li NMR confirm the Li‐ions in two different crystallographic sites of the NASICON framework with 85% of the Li‐ions having a relatively higher mobility than the other 15%. The anode–electrolyte interface is further investigated with symmetric Li/LMZP/Li cell testing, while the cathode–electrolyte interface is explored with an all‐solid‐state Li/LMZP/LiFePO4cell. The enhanced performance of these cells enabled by the Li1.2Mg0.1Zr1.9(PO4)3solid electrolyte is stable upon repeated charge/discharge cycling.
The new compounds Li2Mg2Si2S6and Li2Mg2Ge2S6have been prepared via traditional high‐temperature, solid‐state synthesis. The title compounds crystallize in the polar, noncentrosymmetric, trigonal space group
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