Special Issue "Next Generation Batteries with Advanced Electrolytes and Interlayers"
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: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 2745
Interests: energy storage; battery materials; Li-ion batteries; post-lithium batteries; electrocatalysis
Interests: all-solid-state battery; Li-ion battery; porous material design as the electrolytes; polymer/organic chemistry; fuel cell; gas storage; proton conduction; alkali conduction
Interests: lithium-ion battery; metal–air battery; electrocatalysis; magnesium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have achieved significant success as energy storage devices in e-mobility and portable gadgets, despite the safety concerns regarding the electrolytes. Electrolytes play a key role in rechargeable batteries, including isolating the electron and ion transport pathways and promoting ion-pair dissociation to selectively facilitate transport of the active ionic species (e.g., Li+ ions in a lithium battery). The electrolyte must wet the chemically heterogeneous hybrid materials that constitute the electrodes and separator. The next-generation battery chemistries demand modification in electrolyte design from “conventional” to “novel”, in order to overcome the challenges (e.g., Li-S battery chemistry is accompanied by polysulfide cross-over, for which functional trappers are necessary). In this view, research on new classes of high-voltage, highly stable, safer electrolytes, interlayers, and separators is need of the hour. Importantly, they should enhance ionic conductivity and interfacial compatibility, minimize electrode dissolution and the crossover of discharge products, and of course should provide safe operational characteristics.
Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue titled “Next-generation batteries with advanced electrolytes and interlayers” is to promote important research developments and contribute to the sustainable growth of a green future with next-generation “batteries”. We cordially invite potential authors/research groups to submit experimental and theoretical works (articles, communications) or reviews related to all types of electrodes, electrolytes, separators, and interlayers dedicated towards alkali metal/metal-ion, metal–sulphur, metal–air, and all-solid-state batteries and beyond.
Dr. Guruprakash Karkera
Dr. Atsushi Nagai
Dr. Shivaraju Guddehalli Chandrappa
Dr. Arthisree Devendran
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- liquid electrolytes (aqueous/non-aqueous)
- highly concentrated electrolytes
- inorganic solid electrolytes
- quasi/all-solid polymer electrolytes
- hybrid electrolytes
- bi-phasic electrolytes
- interlayers, separators
- all-solid-state batteries