Table 1 Description of cathodes with identical compositions but different slurry preparation protocols.

CathodeMixing methodSolventSolvent content per gram
of electrode
ingredients (ml)
Viscosity (Pa·s) at
0.01 s−1 shear rate
A (our work)Dry mixing of all ingredientsDI water1.545,100.0
B (our work)Dry mixing of all ingredientsDI water5.0379.0
C (common practice)Wet mixing of S/C mixture in a predissolved CMC solutionDI water5.00.8
D (cross-linking)Wet mixing of S/C mixture in
a predissolved CMC solution
Cross-linking solution5.0117.0