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Advances in the Research of Lithium-Ion Batteries & Beyond

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 387

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: lithium-ion batteries; lithium batteries; solid state (electrolyte); sodium ion batteries; ion-capacitors
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: li-ion batteries; simulation; solid state electrolyte
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Interests: lithium-ion battery; energy storage materials; electrochemistry; electrolyte materials; electrode materials; molecular self-assembly
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The commercial success of Li-ion batteries has led to their being widely adopted in our daily life, such as in cell phones and electric vehicles. However, current lithium-ion-based cell chemistry in combination with manufacturing process capabilities will soon reach a cell energy density limit of below ~300 wh/kg. Further range extension, market penetration, and lower cost per KWh are dependent on advancements in both specific and volumetric energy density.

Studies such as on new materials chemistry (beyond lithium-ion based), new electrode designs (0–3D) or cell configurations (3D-printed electrode) are rapidly expanding in the energy storage field. Particularly, use of a solid state, by removing the flammable solvent in classic liquid electrolytes, has allowed the development of energy cells of much higher specificity. Unfortunately, achieving interface and electrochemical stability and chemical compatibility remains challenging. Aside from materials chemistry, new analytical tools, such as cryoelectron microscopy, help us “visualize” the solid electrolyte interface by preserving a native state.

This Special Issue aims to detail the recent advances in the research on lithium batteries and beyond. Full research articles, short communications, and reviews are welcome. Of particular interest are in-depth discussions taking an electrochemical perspective.

Dr. Zaiyuan Le
Dr. Pengcheng Xu
Dr. Wenyue Shi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Lithium metal anode
  • Solid-state electrolyte
  • Na-, Ka-, Ca-ion, etc., batteries
  • Impedance
  • 3D-printed
  • Li-rich and Ni-rich cathode
  • Polymer electrolyte
  • Ion capacitors
  • New electrode process

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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