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Powering the Future: Cutting-Edge Advancements in Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 147

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School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: energy storage; lithium-ion batteries; electrode manufacturing; electrochemical mechanics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The demand for lithium-ion batteries has increased dramatically in recent years, particularly driven by the fast-growing electric vehicle market. The development of innovative materials processing and manufacturing technologies alongside new battery materials are important to further reduce battery cost and improve energy density, fast-charging, safety, and lifetime. Considering the huge manufacturing quantity of batteries at present and its projected increase in the future, more sustainable manufacturing processes that can save production energy and cost, as well as reduce environmental impact and carbon emission are highly desirable. Simultaneously, these technologies have to meet the fast and large-scale production demand and/or must be transferable to the current mass production lines to reduce capital investments. As such, great challenges exist in the pathway to develop new materials processing and manufacturing technologies for lithium-ion batteries.

This Special Issue aims to publish the latest research in materials processing and manufacturing technologies for lithium-ion batteries that can contribute to more sustainable energy storage in the future. Submissions of high-quality research papers and review articles are welcome. Potential topics include the following:

  1. Roll-to-roll slot-die coating;
  2. Solvent-free electrode manufacturing;
  3. Mixing, coating, drying, and calendering;
  4. Novel electrode architectures;
  5. Discrete element modelling;
  6. Slitting, stacking, winding, and welding;
  7. Novel binders, separators, and current collectors;
  8. Cell, module, and pack design;
  9. Additive manufacturing of batteries;
  10. Structural batteries.

Dr. Chuan Cheng
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • lithium-ion batteries
  • electrode manufacturing
  • cell assembly
  • environmental sustainability
  • scale-up production
  • energy storage

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