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Advances in Energy Conversion and Storage of Aqueous Ion Batteries

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D2: Electrochem: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Capacitors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 116

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Republic of Korea
Interests: batteries; electrochemistry; first-principles calculations
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Dear Colleagues,

Recently, significant progress has been achieved in battery research, particularly in the realm of alternative aqueous lithium and beyond lithium-ion battery chemistries. These innovations involve using Li+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Zn2+, and Al3+ ions with aqueous electrolytes, which exhibits elevated energy densities, thereby holding promise for addressing the escalating demand for safe and sustainable aqueous energy storage solutions.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers to highlight the recent advancements in the development and enhancement of cathode materials specifically designed for emerging aqueous lithium and post-lithium metal-ion batteries. By illuminating novel research findings, electrochemical mechanisms, and performance improvements in the context of aqueous systems, this Special Issue seeks to make a contribution to the maturation of these innovative energy storage technologies.

Potential topics for publication encompass, but are not limited to, the following areas: exploration of new cathode materials with superior properties in aqueous environments, investigations into the electrochemical mechanisms governing ion storage and transport in aqueous settings, advancements in electrode architectures and designs tailored for aqueous systems, experimental and computational studies for characterizing cathode materials in aqueous conditions, innovative approaches within the aqueous domain to enhance the performance and longevity of post-lithium metal-ion batteries, and techno-economic analysis towards commercialization of these battery systems. This Special Issue encourages the submission of original research articles and comprehensive reviews that contribute to a broad understanding of these aqueous battery systems.

Dr. Muhammad Hilmy Alfaruqi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • aqueous lithium-ion battery
  • post-lithium-ion batteries (Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Zn2+ and Al3+)
  • cathode materials
  • surface coating
  • defect chemistry
  • characterization techniques
  • density functional theory

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