Development of Electrode and Electrolyte Materials for Next-Generation Batteries

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 241

Special Issue Editors

School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: first principle; electrocatalysis; two-dimensional materials; electrode materials; machine learning; structure–activity relationship

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Guest Editor
School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: electrocatalysis; batteries; energy storage and conversion; electrode interfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of electrode and electrolyte materials for next-generation batteries is a critical topic for the following reasons:

Energy Demand: With the increasing demand for energy, particularly in the context of electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, batteries with a higher energy density and longer cycle life are required.

Sustainability: The current generation of lithium-ion batteries relies on cobalt-based cathodes, which have raised concerns due to the environmental impact of cobalt mining. Developing new materials could lead to more sustainable alternatives.

Safety: Battery safety is a significant concern, especially in the context of electric vehicles. Research into new electrode and electrolyte materials could lead to safer batteries with a lower risk of thermal runaway.

Cost-effectiveness: The cost of batteries is a significant factor in the broader adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy systems. New materials could potentially reduce the cost of batteries, making these technologies more accessible.

Performance at Extremes: Current batteries often underperform or degrade in extreme temperatures. The next generation of batteries would ideally be robust under a wide range of temperature conditions.

In conclusion, the development of new electrode and electrolyte materials could address many of the limitations of current battery technology, making this a vital area of research.

Dr. Jun Wang
Dr. Chunguang Kuai
Guest Editors

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  • electrode materials
  • electrolyte materials
  • energy density
  • cycle life
  • sustainability
  • battery safety
  • cost-effectiveness
  • performance at extremes
  • environmental impact

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