Batteries: Feature Papers 2021

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

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Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of the journal Batteries, it is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new Special Issue on “Batteries: Feature Papers 2021”. Batteries is an international, open access journal of battery technology and materials. In this Special Issue, “Feature Papers”, we will publish outstanding contributions in the main fields covered by the journal, which will make a great contribution to the community. The entire issue will be published in book format after it is closed.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Battery electrochemistry;
  • Active and passive materials and components;
  • Cell design and stack technology;
  • Processing and manufacturing;
  • Battery systems and applications;
  • Modeling and control;
  • Battery performance and testing;
  • Charging technologies;
  • Battery monitoring, management, and diagnostics;
  • Thermal management;
  • Hybrid battery systems;
  • Safety and reliability;
  • Lifetime and degradation;
  • Costs and market.

Submitted papers will be evaluated by the Editors first. Please note that all papers will be subjected to a thorough and rigorous peer review.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Jossen
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Intrinsic Defects, Diffusion and Dopants in AVSi2O6 (A = Li and Na) Electrode Materials
by Navaratnarajah Kuganathan
Batteries 2022, 8(3), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries8030020 - 22 Feb 2022
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The alkali metal pyroxenes of the AVSi2O6 (A = Li and Na) family have attracted considerable interest as cathode materials for the application in Li and Na batteries. Computer modelling was carried out to determine the dominant intrinsic defects, Li [...] Read more.
The alkali metal pyroxenes of the AVSi2O6 (A = Li and Na) family have attracted considerable interest as cathode materials for the application in Li and Na batteries. Computer modelling was carried out to determine the dominant intrinsic defects, Li and Na ion diffusion pathways and promising dopants for experimental verification. The results show that the lowest energy intrinsic defect is the V–Si anti-site in both LiVSi2O6 and NaVSi2O6. Li or Na ion migration is slow, with activation energies of 3.31 eV and 3.95 eV, respectively, indicating the necessity of tailoring these materials before application. Here, we suggest that Al on the Si site can increase the amount of Li and Na in LiVSi2O6 and NaVSi2O6, respectively. This strategy can also be applied to create oxygen vacancies in both materials. The most favourable isovalent dopants on the V and Si sites are Ga and Ge, respectively. Full article
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Lithium Silicates in Anode Materials for Li-Ion and Li Metal Batteries
by Yu-Sheng Su, Kuang-Che Hsiao, Pedaballi Sireesha and Jen-Yen Huang
Batteries 2022, 8(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries8010002 - 4 Jan 2022
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The structural and interfacial stability of silicon-based and lithium metal anode materials is essential to their battery performance. Scientists are looking for a better inactive material to buffer strong volume change and suppress unwanted surface reactions of these anodes during cycling. Lithium silicates [...] Read more.
The structural and interfacial stability of silicon-based and lithium metal anode materials is essential to their battery performance. Scientists are looking for a better inactive material to buffer strong volume change and suppress unwanted surface reactions of these anodes during cycling. Lithium silicates formed in situ during the formation cycle of silicon monoxide anode not only manage anode swelling but also avoid undesired interfacial interactions, contributing to the successful commercialization of silicon monoxide anode materials. Additionally, lithium silicates have been further utilized in the design of advanced silicon and lithium metal anodes, and the results have shown significant promise in the past few years. In this review article, we summarize the structures, electrochemical properties, and formation conditions of lithium silicates. Their applications in advanced silicon and lithium metal anode materials are also introduced. Full article
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The Emerging Electric Vehicle and Battery Industry in Indonesia: Actions around the Nickel Ore Export Ban and a SWOT Analysis
by Andante Hadi Pandyaswargo, Alan Dwi Wibowo, Meilinda Fitriani Nur Maghfiroh, Arlavinda Rezqita and Hiroshi Onoda
Batteries 2021, 7(4), 80; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries7040080 - 24 Nov 2021
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As the automotive industry shifts from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), many countries are setting new strategies in their transportation sector. The Li-ion battery is currently the most common battery used in EVs due to its high energy density, [...] Read more.
As the automotive industry shifts from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), many countries are setting new strategies in their transportation sector. The Li-ion battery is currently the most common battery used in EVs due to its high energy density, durability, safety, and cost competitiveness. Nickel is predicted to be an essential component for the lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide (NMC) as a cathode material of choice for EV applications. Indonesia, one of the world’s largest nickel ore suppliers, put an export ban on nickel ore effective from 2020. The bold movement was intended to initiate the domestic EV industry and encourage investors abroad to drive their manufacturing activities into the country. On the other hand, the global Li-ion battery manufacturers who imported nickel from Indonesia had to restrategize their businesses. This review discussed the chronological events leading to the ban and after the ban from the media, government regulations, and literature reviews. The authors of this study also conducted interviews and attended seminars with the national experts and key players in the battery and EV industry to gain their most pertinent insights. The SWOT analysis of the reviewed materials indicated that while the Indonesian battery industry is still new, it needs to diversify its research and development activities and collaborate internationally to optimize the utilization of its resources and meet the purchasing power of the domestic EV market. Finally, this study summarized six key factors to support Indonesia’s ambition to be a new regional hub for EVs. These factors are: (1) pricing, (2) technology, (3) policy, (4) investment, (5) infrastructure, and (6) compliance with sustainability standards. Full article
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