Special Issue "Designing High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur 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: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1000
Lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries offer promising advantages, including a high theoretical energy density, low cost, and a reduced environmental impact. They hold the potential for lightweight applications and sustainable energy storage for renewables. However, major issues hinder their widespread adoption, including the sulfur shuttle effect leading to capacity loss, the low electrical conductivity of sulfur, volume expansion causing mechanical stress and a reduced cycle life. Fundamental studies, as well as new strategies related to electrode materials and configuration, electrolyte, and protective coatings, are indispensable and pave their way for large-scale application.
In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions that help to understand the degradation mechanism, the behavior of sulfur complexes during cycles, and novel solutions to extend the cycle performance with a high energy density.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Degradation mechanism
- Transition of sulfur complexes
- Advanced cathode materials
- High mass loading structured electrodes
- New electrolyte compositions
- Protective coating layers
- Li metal anode modification
- Novel separator design
Dr. Mingqian Li
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- degradation mechanism
- shuttle effect
- protective coatings
- high energy density
- solvation structure
- electrical conductivity
- volume expansion