Special Issue "Advances in Dual-Ion Batteries"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018) | Viewed by 3611

Special Issue Editor

MEET - Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, University of Münster, Corrensstraße 46, 48149 Münster, Germany
Interests: electrochemistry; active and inactive materials for lithium ion batteries; high-energy materials; material synthesis and modification; interphase design and interphase analysis; dual-ion and dual-graphite batteries; anion intercalation into graphitic carbons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of high-performance energy storage technologies is of utmost importance to address the preservation of a consistent energy supply in order to adress the world's increasing energy demands, which is considered as one of today's most challenging issues. One main strategy to tackle the sophisticated challenges of the present energy economy is the integration of clean and highly efficient energy storage technologies based on renewables into different energy sectors, particularly for the sectors of transportation and stationary energy storage.

The most efficient and feasible solution for these storage applications clearly points to rechargeable battery technologies. Currently, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) do not only dominate the small format battery market for portable electronic devices, but have also been successfully implemented as the technology of choice for electric vehicles (EVs) as well as for stationary energy storage. In addition to LIBs, a variety of different technologically promising battery chemistry approaches exist that, depending on the respective storage technology, might also be suitable for either automotive or stationary application purposes. With respect to stationary energy storage, it is of great importantance to develop alternative battery technologies, which may have advantages in terms of costs, lifetime, safety and sustainability. The dual-ion battery technology has been proposed as promising option for these grid applications, as it displays environmental, safety and cost benefits (e.g. free of transition metals, graphite as low-cost electrode material, aqueous electrode processing possible for anode and cathode) over state-of-the-art LIBs.

This special issue aims to present the latest findings on all aspects related to dual-ion battery research, i.e., it is not only restricted to systems based on graphitic carbon cathodes or on lithium ions as ionic charge carrier. Manuscripts presenting studies of the following topics are highly welcome: (i) dual-carbon or dual-graphite batteries, (ii) novel anion-hosting cathode materials, such as organic cathodes or metal–organic frameworks, (iii) synthesis and characterization of novel electrolytes for dual-ion batteries, (iv) novel dual-ion systems, based on sodium, potassium or other cations, (v) electrochemical performance and stability studies, (vi) interfacial phenomena and studies of the interphases (SEI and CEI), and (vii) electrode opimization and volume change control.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript (full paper, communication, or review) for this Special Issue on “Advances in Dual-Ion Batteries”.

Dr. Tobias Placke
Guest Editor

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  • stationary energy storage
  • dual-ion batteries
  • dual-carbon batteries
  • dual-graphite batteries
  • anion hosting cathodes
  • anion intercalation
  • graphite intercalation compounds
  • ion transport processes
  • organic cathodes
  • metal-organic frameworks

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Lifetime Prognosis of Lithium-Ion Batteries Through Novel Accelerated Degradation Measurements and a Combined Gamma Process and Monte Carlo Method
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 559; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9030559 - 08 Feb 2019
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A compositional prognostic-based assessment using the gamma process and Monte Carlo simulation was implemented to monitor the likelihood values of test Lithium-ion batteries on the failure threshold associated with capacity loss. The evaluation of capacity loss for the test LiFePO4 batteries using [...] Read more.
A compositional prognostic-based assessment using the gamma process and Monte Carlo simulation was implemented to monitor the likelihood values of test Lithium-ion batteries on the failure threshold associated with capacity loss. The evaluation of capacity loss for the test LiFePO4 batteries using a novel dual dynamic stress accelerated degradation test, called D2SADT, to simulate a situation when driving an electric vehicle in the city. The Norris and Landzberg reliability model was applied to estimate activation energy of the test batteries. The test results show that the battery capacity always decreased at each measurement time-step during D2SADT to enable the novel test method. The variation of the activation energies for the test batteries indicate that the capacity loss of the test battery operated under certain power and temperature cycling conditions, which can be accelerated when the charge–discharge cycles increase. Moreover, the modeling results show that the gamma process combined with Monte Carlo simulations provides superior accuracy for predicting the lifetimes of the test batteries compared with the baseline lifetime data (i.e., real degradation route and lifetimes). The results presented high prediction quality for the proposed model as the error rates were within 5% and were obtained for all test batteries after a certain quantity of capacity loss, and remained so for at least three predictions. Full article
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