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Special Issue "Design, Performance, and Application of Lithium-Ion Batteries"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 1863

Special Issue Editor

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Interests: batteries and supercapacitors; energy storage materials; 2D materials; operando spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With their advantageous high energy density, lithium-based energy storage systems power our daily lives, from smart phones to other consumer electronics. They also enable electrification of transportation systems and provide stationary storage of energy in the electrical grid, which is critical to developing a clean-energy economy. This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research and review articles discussing the design, synthesis, and application of advanced lithium-ion batteries, to be published in the open access journal Materials. This Issue will cover research areas in novel design and fabrication, simulation, and application of high-energy, long-lifecycle, and fast-charging lithium-ion batteries. Topics of interest include 1) the advanced design of LIBs from a components point of view (electrodes, electrolytes, and additives) to thermal analysis; 2) simulation of LIBs from an electrochemical to thermal point of view to improve their performance and gain insight into their failure/improvement mechanisms; 3) advanced LIBs for high-performance energy storage applications; 4) advanced characterization of battery materials; and 5) application of LIBs from small- to large-scale systems. This Special Issue will additionally evaluate perspectives and novel design ideas concerning LIBs and their characterization with the aim of achieving better performance. Potential topics are as follows:

  • Developing electrodes, electrolyte, and separators for LIBs;
  • Full-cell design;
  • Advanced characterization techniques;
  • Capacity fading mechanism and failure analysis;
  • Battery management systems (BMS) for LIBs;
  • Machine learning applications in LIBs;
  • Wearable and flexible LIBs;
  • LIBs for electric vehicles;
  • modeling of LIBs;
  • battery life and safety;
  • solid-state LIBs;
  • electric vehicles.

Dr. Amin Rabiei Baboukani
Guest Editor

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  • lithium-ion batteries
  • design of batteries
  • advanced anode/cathode materials
  • electrolytes
  • advanced characterization of battery materials
  • lithium-ion battery applications
  • recycling of LIBs

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Nano-Confined Tin Oxide in Carbon Nanotube Electrodes via Electrostatic Spray Deposition for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Materials 2022, 15(24), 9086; - 19 Dec 2022
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 1507
The development of novel materials is essential for the next generation of electric vehicles and portable devices. Tin oxide (SnO2), with its relatively high theoretical capacity, has been considered as a promising anode material for applications in energy storage devices. However, [...] Read more.
The development of novel materials is essential for the next generation of electric vehicles and portable devices. Tin oxide (SnO2), with its relatively high theoretical capacity, has been considered as a promising anode material for applications in energy storage devices. However, the SnO2 anode material suffers from poor conductivity and huge volume expansion during charge/discharge cycles. In this study, we evaluated an approach to control the conductivity and volume change of SnO2 through a controllable and effective method by confining different percentages of SnO2 nanoparticles into carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The binder-free confined SnO2 in CNT composite was deposited via an electrostatic spray deposition technique. The morphology of the synthesized and deposited composite was evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and high-resolution transmission electron spectroscopy. The binder-free 20% confined SnO2 in CNT anode delivered a high reversible capacity of 770.6 mAh g−1. The specific capacity of the anode increased to 1069.7 mAh g−1 after 200 cycles, owing to the electrochemical milling effect. The delivered specific capacity after 200 cycles shows that developed novel anode material is suitable for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Full article
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