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Next-Generation Metal-Ion Batteries: Advances and Challenges

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 1680

Special Issue Editor

College of Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Interests: lithium-ion batteries; electrode materials; binders; organic electrodes; surface and interface

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In order to meet the increasing demand for energy storage, it is necessary and urgent to develop next-generation high-performance rechargeable batteries. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the state-of-the-art research progress in the field of next-generation metal-ion batteries, including but not limited to lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and multivalent metal-ion batteries (e.g., magnesium, calcium, aluminum, and zinc ions).

Special emphasis will be placed on new materials, new methods, and new mechanisms with dramatically improved performances, such as specific capacity, cycling stability, rate capability, energy density, safety, and environmental protections. Articles and reviews related to electrode materials, binders, conductive agents, electrolytes, and separators are all welcome in this Special Issue. In addition, we would like to emphasize that this Special Issue is widely inclusive, so we expect a large number of works to fall within its scope.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Yan Wang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • metal-ion batteries
  • electrode materials
  • binders
  • conductive agents
  • electrolytes
  • separators

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Phosphate and Borate-Based Composite Interface of Single-Crystal LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 Enables Excellent Electrochemical Stability at High Operation Voltage
by Fu Long, Yuyang Liu, Guobin Zhu, Yan Wang and Honghe Zheng
Materials 2023, 16(10), 3613; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16103613 - 9 May 2023
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The application of nickel-rich cathodes in lithium-ion batteries has been hampered by its rapid capacity/voltage fading and limited performance of rate. In this work, a passivation technique is used to create a stable composite interface on single-crystal LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1 [...] Read more.
The application of nickel-rich cathodes in lithium-ion batteries has been hampered by its rapid capacity/voltage fading and limited performance of rate. In this work, a passivation technique is used to create a stable composite interface on single-crystal LiNi0.8Co0.1Mn0.1O2 (NCM811) surface, which greatly improves the cycle life-span and high-voltage constancy of cathode with 4.5 and 4.6 V cut-off voltage. The improved Li+ conductivity of the interface enables a firm cathode–electrolyte interphase (CEI), which reduces interfacial side reactions, lowers the risk of safety hazards, and improves irreversible phase transitions. As a result, the electrochemical performance of single-crystal Ni-rich cathode are remarkably enhanced. The specific capacity of 152 mAh g−1 can be delivered at a charging/discharging rate of 5 C under 4.5 V cut-off voltage, much higher than 115 mAh g−1 of the pristine NCM811. After 200 cycles at 1 C, the composite interface modified NCM811 demonstrates outstanding capacity retention of 85.4% and 83.8% at 4.5 V and 4.6 V cut-off voltage, respectively. Full article
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