Special Issue "Symmetry in Electrochemical Processes: Electrocatalysts for Sulfur-Based Batteries"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 89

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Wuxing Hua
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Guest Editor
Center for the Physics of Low-Dimensional Materials, Henan Joint International Research Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Devices, School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
Interests: two-dimensional materials; electrocatalytic nanomaterials; sulfur-based batteries
Dr. Tongxin Shang
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Guest Editor
College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
Interests: electrocatalysis; catalysts design; lithium-sulfur battery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the multistep sulfur redox reaction, catalytic activity for accelerating the conversion of polysulfide intermediates into discharge products to suppress the shuttle effect in sulfur-based batteries depends on the electronic structure of electrocatalysts. Understanding the electrochemical process of electrocatalysts is key to the development of sulfur-based high-energy-density batteries. Cyclic voltammetry measurement using symmetric cells is an effective strategy used to gain the electrochemical kinetics process of sulfur redox reactions on electrocatalyst interfaces. From this perspective, this Symmetry Special Issue, Electrochemical Process: Electrocatalysts for Sulfur-Based Batteries, aims to reveal the relationships between the electronic structure of electrocatalysts and its activity, and also provide an overview on the dynamic changes in electrocatalysts in sulfur-based batteries.

Dr. Wuxing Hua
Dr. Tongxin Shang
Guest Editors

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  • sulfur-based batteries
  • symmetric cells
  • electrocatalysts
  • electronic structure
  • polysulfide intermediates
  • shuttle effect

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