Special Issue "Green and Sustainable Materials for 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: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 4633
Interests: Li-ion battery; Li-S battery; Li-O2 battery; ORR/OER catalysts; Li-metal protection; gel polymer electrolyte
Interests: Li-ion battery; Li-S battery; electrode active material; Li-metal protection; gel polymer electrolyte
The demand for energy storage devices has recently been undergoing rapid growth, and the trend for the near future is expected to be exponential. The huge demand for materials for these storage systems will require a considerable energy input in extraction, processing, and materials formulation. Therefore, one strategy to minimize the impact of this development on our environment will be to study greener and more sustainable materials and processes, in particular for the well-known Li-ion battery. As an example, common cathode active materials contain cobalt, which is harmful not only for human health but also for the environment, in addition to representing a geopolitical issue. Environmental safety is also compromised by the use of ﬂuorinated salts in the electrolyte and ﬂuorinated materials in electrodes, the latter also involving the use of toxic solvents for processing. Hence, the development of eco-friendly materials and processes is crucial to answer environmental challenges. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to gather innovative studies on new materials and processes towards low-cost, sustainable and greener Li-ion batteries. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) Nature-inspired active materials, carbons obtained from waste organic materials, bio-polymers (or bio-derived polymers), aqueous binders, green processes and so on.
Dr. Julia Amici
Dr. Cecilia Andrea Calderòn
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- Li-ion battery
- green process
- green chemistry
- sustainable material
- bio-derived binders
- bio-derived polymers
- carbons from organic wastes