Special Issue "Operando, In Situ and Ex Situ Studies of Battery Materials"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 2658
Interests: nanosynthesis; Li batteries; in situ liquid-phase TEM/SEM; 3D electron tomography
Interests: supercapacitor; metal ion battery; electrocatalyst; photocatalyst; energy storage and conversion
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Interests: solid batteries; material characterization
Interests: materials physics and characterization
Interests: Batteries; energy material design; solid batteries
The increasing demands on energy storage require a significant improvement in current battery electrode materials and the development of advanced electrode materials. This necessitates an in-depth understanding of the reaction processes, degradation mechanisms, and thermal decomposition mechanisms of electrode materials under realistic operation conditions.
However, it is a great challenge to study batteries under operating conditions, which are limited by the environment. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made towards understanding the intricate dynamics that underlie the operation of batteries. The development of in situ, ex situ and operando experimental techniques has been critical for revealing how materials change, transform, and degrade within battery systems during charge and discharge.
This Special Issue focuses on all levels of in situ, ex situ and operando experiments to understand the dynamics of a variety of different battery materials, including alloy/conversion electrodes, intercalation electrodes, and alkali metal anodes. These areas include primary batteries, secondary batteries, improved data analytics, the linkage of dynamics across time and length scales, and understanding the atomic-scale evolution of interphases. We expect that continued progress in investigating the elaborate inner workings of battery systems across time and length scales will benefit to advance future battery technologies.
Dr. Xiaohui Song
Prof. Dr. Xiang Wu
Prof. Dr. Cheng Ma
Dr. Xiaotao Liu
Prof. Dr. Weimin Zhao
Dr. Xingyu Zhang
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- in situ/operando TEM study of batteries
- in situ/operando SEM study of batteries
- cryo-EM study of batteries
- in situ/operando NMR study of batteries
- in situ/operando XRD/XPS study of batteries
- improved (big) data analytics
- dynamics across time and length scales
- atomic-scale evolution of interphases
- in situ/operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy
- in situ/operando Raman
- in situ/operando combined optical characterization