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"Lithium and sulfur react differently,
through “a multi-electron transfer mechanism” which means that
theoretically, sulfur can have a much higher capacity than lithium-ion.
However, when lithium and sulfur react as the battery discharges, the
sulfur turns into chain-like poly-sulphides which could enter the
electrolyte as it charges and discharges, resulting in the loss of the
battery’s active material."