Asymmetry/Symmetry in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 84

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School of Chemistry, Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: lithium/sodium battery; electrode/electrolyte interphase; organic cathode materials; electrolyte; energy conversion mechanism

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School of Chemistry, Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: energy conversion and storage devices, including zinc-ion batteries; Li-S battery electrolytes; lithium-ion batteries; supercapacitors

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College of Electronics and Information Science, Fujian Jiangxia University, Fuzhou 350108, China
Interests: design and synthesis of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage devices, including zinc-air battery, water-splitting device, solar rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, etc.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasingly severe environmental problems urgently call for green, clean and efficient energy storage systems. Various energy storage technologies, including fuel cells, capacitors, sodium-ion batteries and lithium-ion batteries, are playing an increasingly important role in daily life, especially lithium-ion batteries, which are common components of portable electronic devices and new energy vehicles. Therefore, research into new material systems for lithium-ion batteries with a low cost, high safety and high energy density is crucial to meet the growing demand for this technology.

Lithium-ion battery electrolytes greatly impact the safety, operating temperature range and cycle performance of a battery, and thus have become a research hotspot. Asymmetric/symmetric solvents and lithium salts in electrolytes lead to unusual battery performance. For this Special Issue, we are interested in studying the effects of different asymmetric structures on battery performance based on the application of asymmetric solvents and asymmetric salts in lithium/sodium ion batteries. We welcome all contributions on the use of asymmetry/symmetry in the application of electrochemical processes to technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, etc., and in particular research on electrolyte solvent molecules and salts, which play a key role in lithium-ion/sodium-ion batteries.

Dr. Kui Ding
Dr. Luyi Chen
Dr. Jiangquan Lv
Guest Editors

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  • lithium-ion batteries
  • electrolyte
  • sodium-ion batteries
  • energy storage technology
  • organic cathode materials
  • asymmetric molecule

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