Applications Based on Symmetry/Asymmetry in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 157

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Associate Professor, The College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China
Interests: lithium-sulfur batteries; energy storage materials

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Associate Professor, The College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China
Interests: advanced energy storage materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of MDPI entitled "Application Based on Symmetry/Asymmetry in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries".

High energy density and environmental benignity render lithium–sulfur batteries (LSBs) a promising candidate for next-generation energy storage batteries. However, several major drawbacks, such as the sluggish and obscured key conversion between lithium sulfides and polysulfides, and the complicated interface/phase reaction between lithium sulfides/polysulfides and electrodes, catalysts, electrolytes, separators, etc., deeply influence these batteries’ performance. To clarify, it is worth introducing the concept of symmetry/asymmetry in LSBs—for instance, granted by the type of material and the approaches of fabricating, modeling, and testing—to offer a theoretical and experimental basis for reasonable design and fabrication. From this perspective, the aim of this Special Issue is to explore applications based on symmetry/asymmetry in lithium–sulfur batteries, and eventually pave a way towards the industrial design and manufacture of high-performance LSBs in the near future.

Dr. Hong Liu
Dr. Manfang Chen
Guest Editors

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  • lithium–sulfur batteries
  • symmetry/asymmetry
  • catalytic conversion
  • DFT calculations
  • electrode reaction kinetics

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