Special Issue "Recent Advances in Polymer Electrolytes for 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: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nicolas Goujon
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Guest Editor
POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: lithium batteries; polymer electrolytes; ionic liquid; block copolymers; nanostructured materials; redox polymers; organic-based batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Batteries will play a key role in the efficient transition of the technology associated with the energy and transport sectors towards a carbon-neutral economy, which is essential for the fight against climate change. The lithium-ion battery has emerged as the state-of-the-art technology for applications, ranging from small handheld electronics to electric vehicles and stationary energy storage. However, the current lithium-ion battery technology has reached its practical limits in terms of energy density and has recently raised safety concerns due to the flammability of the traditional liquid-based electrolyte. Over the last decades, various alternative high-energy density battery technologies have been proposed, such as lithium metal, alkali metal-air, sulphur and silicon batteries. The use of traditional liquid-based electrolytes in conjunction with these high-energy density active materials is challenging due to various factors, such as the degradation of the electrolyte in contact with active materials, inability of traditional liquid-based electrolytes to form stable solid electrolyte interphase and active material dissolution issues. Additionally, a high-modulus solid electrolyte has been shown to enable the use of a lithium metal anode, which is critical for the development of high-energy density batteries. Polymer electrolytes have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional liquid-based electrolytes due to their inherent proprieties, such as process-ability, good physio-chemical stability and low flammability, enabling the use of the aforementioned high-energy density active materials. This Special Issue aims to highlight the recent advances in polymer electrolytes for application in high-energy-density battery technologies.

Potential topics, but not limited to, are:

  • Solid polymer electrolyte;
  • Ionogel electrolyte;
  • Block copolymer electrolytes;
  • Single ion conducting polymer electrolytes;
  • Alkali metal salt for solid-state electrolyte;
  • Hybrid polymer electrolytes;
  • Elucidation of the ionic dynamic and speciation in solid-state electrolytes;
  • Solid electrolyte interphase;
  • In-situ and operando characterization of all solid-state batteries;
  • Solid-state electrolyte processing;
  • Lithium metal batteries;
  • Alkali metal-air batteries;
  • Lithium Sulphur batteries;
  • Solid-state silicon-based batteries.

Dr. Nicolas Goujon
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • solid polymer electrolyte
  • ionogel electrolyte
  • block copolymer electrolytes
  • single ion conducting polymer electrolytes
  • alkali metal salt for solid-state electrolyte
  • hybrid polymer electrolytes
  • elucidation of the ionic dynamic and speciation in solid-state electrolytes
  • solid electrolyte interphase
  • in-situ and operando characterization of all solid-state batteries
  • solid-state electrolyte processing
  • lithium metal batteries
  • alkali metal-air batteries
  • lithium sulphur batteries
  • solid-state silicon-based batteries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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