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Advanced Materials for Metal-Based Batteries

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2025 | Viewed by 198

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Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Milan 20133, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; sensors; electrocatalysis; batteries; functional coatings; (photo-)catalysis

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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Milan 20133, Italy
Interests: electrocatalysis; battery; environmental pollution; nanomaterials; metal oxide semiconductors; photoelectrocatalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We warmly invite you to submit original works to our Special Issue entitled “Advanced Materials for Metal-based Batteries”. Secondary batteries based on metal anodes, such as lithium (Li), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), and aluminum (Al), have emerged as highly promising candidates for next-generation mobile and stationary energy storage systems. This is attributed to their capacity to store a significantly larger amount of energy per unit mass or volume. However, the practical implementation of these metal anodes in commercial applications faces considerable challenges and there is still a high demand for breakthroughs in advanced materials to foster battery applications. Indeed, over the past few years, there has been a significant rise in the development of functional materials, presenting vast prospects for engineering batteries with increased energy density, enhanced cycling performances, superior safety, reduced cost, and extended cycling life. Hence, the exploration of innovative materials will persist in expanding and becoming increasingly crucial.

As such, this Special Issue aims to make significant contributions to the advancement of electrodes material, electrolytes, and physicochemical characterization techniques/methodologies. We welcome all types of manuscripts, including research articles, reviews, perspectives, and communications.

Dr. Eleonora Pargoletti
Dr. Alberto Vertova
Guest Editors

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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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.


  • metal-based batteries
  • metal-ion batteries
  • metal-air batteries
  • advanced cathode materials
  • advanced anode materials
  • trailblazing electrolytes.

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