Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others

A section of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

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Our society is becoming electrified as it enters the battery-of-things (BoT) era, with examples of contributing innovations ranging from various battery-powered portable and wearable electronics and robots to e-mobilities including electric vehicles (EVs), e-scooters, drones, ships, aircrafts, aerospace applications, etc., and grid-based energy storage systems (ESSs), which present solutions for reducing carbon emissions.

Although the number of EVs is largely increasing worldwide, there are still barriers and the continuous need for advances in materials used in the state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, in addition to the requirement for future batteries that work in new chemistries and offer improved performance and lifetime, safety, and lower cost. These can be achieved by designing and exploring new advanced materials and interfaces. Research on advanced materials involves developing ways to better understand the mechanisms and critical parameters affecting performance, lifetime, charge kinetics, and safety, thus utilizing instrumental characterization of materials in the batteries and their interactions.

In this section, we highlight the advances made in the development of new active and passive materials and their interfaces in addition to cell design, fabrication, and evaluation for new chemistries, such as for lithium-ion batteries and next-generation batteries as well as the fundamental science influencing their electrochemistry, reaction mechanisms, failure mechanisms, and synthetic processes along with the advanced in situ and ex situ surface/interface/interphase and bulk analysis techniques and methods aiming to probe their dynamic electrochemical processes.

The Battery Materials and Interfaces section of Batteries journal covers all topics in battery-related research, development, and applications:

  • Anode active materials
  • Cathode active materials
  • Electrolytes and electrolyte materials: liquid, solid, semi-solid, or hybrid/composite
  • Separators
  • Binder and additives
  • Current collectors
  • Other active and passive materials
  • Battery electrochemistry
  • Electrode-electrolyte interfaces
  • Solid electrolyte interphase (SEI)
  • Interfaces between materials
  • Mechanism studies
  • Theory and modeling of battery materials and systems
  • Cell design
  • Analyses of bulk, interface, and interphases
  • Advanced in situ and ex situ characterization techniques

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