Special Issue "Next-Generation Materials and Advanced Characterisation Techniques for Practical Li-Ion Batteries"
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: 19 January 2024 | Viewed by 2336
Interests: electrochemistry; physical chemistry; energy storage; electroplating; functional materials; corrosion; conductive polymers; nucleation and growth
We cordially invite you to submit your manuscripts to the Special Issue “Next-Generation Materials and Advanced Characterisation Techniques for Practical Li-Ion Batteries”.
Owing to a number of important advantages (e.g., high specific capacity, high voltage and efficiency, good cycling stability), lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have dominated the market for energy storage systems. During the last decade, their application area has broadened far beyond the usual implementation in portable electronic devices, and is currently expanding significantly in industry sectors like electromobility, stationary storage of renewable energies, smart grids, etc. Nevertheless, the new conditions of LIB operation require a higher degree of performance, where factors like high energy and power density, fast charging, good mechanical stability, low cost, long cycle life, safety and minimal environmental impact are increasingly gaining in importance.
Since LIBs’ invention, great advances have been accomplished at the material level, including the development of high-performance cathodes, electrochemically stable and safe electrolytes, and promising anode materials which are functionally superior to the commonly used graphite. Even though the gained new knowledge has potentially enabled the progress to commercially applicable next-generation LIB technologies, there is still need for improvement to achieve final technology readiness. In this context, the results have not been satisfactory, since not enough practical application relevant to industrial needs has been demonstrated by the research.
Herewith, we aim to provide a number of scientific discussions which have the ambition to highlight the practical significance of advanced LIB materials by reporting on their relevant properties and to demonstrate the benefits of their possible applications in new-generation functionable LIBs. The scientific scope of the Special Issue comprises (but is not strictly limited to) the following topics:
- Novel functionable active materials with potential practical significance (advanced cathodes based on NMC and LFP, silicon-based materials, etc.);
- New-generation electrolytes and their properties (conductivity, stability, electrochemical window, safety, ionic liquid based, solid electrolytes, etc.);
- Efficient coating technologies that can substitute the conventional slurry-based process (ultrathick active material coatings, electrochemical deposition, electrophoretic deposition, 3D printing, etc.);
- Anode-free Li-metal batteries (practical anode current collectors and full-cell performance);
- Advanced current collectors for practical LIBs (benefits from their properties, corrosion and corrosion inhibition, low thickness and weight, morphology);
- Applicable modern techniques for the characterisation of practically relevant parameters of LIBs and LIB materials, monitoring of safety, ageing and in situ mechanical properties (electrochemical dilatometry, measurements under external pressure, impedance-based methods, acoustic signal detection, etc.).
In their planned manuscripts, along with the broad variety of properties, authors are expected to focus also on parameters that demonstrate the significance of the materials and the corresponding full cell performance for the specific practical application.
Dr. Svetlozar Dimitrov Ivanov
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Batteries is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- advanced LIB materials with practical impact
- efficient coating technologies for LIBs
- new-generation electrolytes
- practical and low-cost characterisation techniques