Special Issue "Recent Advances in Post-Lithium Ion Batteries"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 May 2018
Lithium batteries are efficient storage systems for portable electronic devices, electrical power grid and electrified transportation, due to their high-energy density and low maintenance requirements. After their launch into the market in 1990s, they immediately became the dominant technology for portable systems. The development of LiBs for electric drive vehicles has been, in contrast, rather incremental. Several critical issues, such as an energy density which does not fully meet the US DOE targets, system safety, cost and environmental impact of the battery production processes, still limit large-scale production in the automotive field. All these concerns bring into question the suitability of LiB to satisfy the ever-growing energy requirements of the long-term future. In addition, Lithium is no longer the only zero emission game. Fuel cell vehicles are also progressively coming to the market and “where the electric future will go” in the next few years is still difficult to glimpse. In order to strengthen the LiB competitiveness and affordability in the vehicle technology, the necessity of game changer batteries is urgent. Recently, a novel approach going beyond Li batteries has become rapidly established. Several new chemistries have been proposed, leading to better performances in terms of energy density, long-life storage capability, safety and sustainability. However, several challenges, such as understanding of mechanisms, cell design, long-term durability and safety issues, need to be fully addressed yet.
This special issue of Batteries will collect the most recent developments and emerging trends in the field of “post-Lithium” batteries. Contributions will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of the next-generation batteries and will be focused on, but not limited to, the following potential topics:
- new chemistries (Na, Mg, Al, Ca- ion batteries, Metal-air and Li-Sulfur batteries)
- all solid-state batteries
- modelling and simulation
- safety and reliability.
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- Beyond Li ion batteries
- Li-air batteries
- Li-sulfur batteries
- solid electrolytes, safety