Special Issue "Aqueous Rechargeable Batteries: New Materials and Methods"

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: 5 March 2024 | Viewed by 97

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, ELTECH College of Engineering, Ewha Womans University, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03760, Republic of Korea
Interests: rechargeable batteries; electrochemistry; inorganic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) based on organic electrolytes for large-scale applications, such as electric vehicles and power storage devices, is rapidly increasing. However, current organic solvent-based electrolytes used in commercial LIBs pose serious hazards, such as fire and explosion. To address these issues, researchers are exploring the use of non-volatile aqueous electrolytes that have a high thermal resistance, are inexpensive, and are environmentally friendly.

For this Special Issue, we are seeking contributions that address the following topics:

  • Improving the cathode's voltage by methods such as doping cathode materials with high electronegativity atoms;
  • Novel high-voltage organic cathode materials;
  • Design theory of aqueous electrolytes;
  • Introduction of technologies such as machine learning for rapid optimization to improve aqueous-based battery performance;
  • Address the HER (hydrogen evolution reaction) issue at the anode interface to prevent the swelling of the battery, especially in mass production units;
  • Introduction of a passivation layer on the anode side to suppress the HER;
  • Development of electrolytes that are tolerant to the HER.

Dr. Kwan Woo Nam
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • aqueous rechargeable batteries
  • high-voltage aqueous rechargeable batteries
  • electrolytes with a large ESW (electrochemical stability window)
  • anode reforming to suppress the HER

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Design Strategies for High-Performance Aqueous Rechargeable Zinc Batteries
Authors: Siyeon Lee, Heejin Koo, Leejae Kim, Kwan Woo Nam
Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Ewha Womans University

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