Special Issue "Physical Properties of Sodium-Ion Battery Materials"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2017
Prof. Dr. Yutaka Moritomo
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8577, Japan
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Interests: cathode material; annode material; crystal structure; local structure; phase transition; electronic state; in situ experiment; themal effect on voltage; pressure effect on voltage; calculation/simulation; phenomenological model; other topics on sodium-ion battery material
The sodium-ion secondary battery is a promising, low-cost energy storage device. In order to create high-performance, safe devices, however, we should know much about the cathode and anode materials and clarify what happens in them during the charge and discharge processes. From a different perspective, the cathode and anode materials are a unique system in which we can electrochemically control the sodium concentration by an order of one. In such a system, the strong interaction between the host framework and the guest sodium ion causes a variety of phenomena, such as phase transition, phase separation, and so on. These phenomena are not only scientifically interesting, but also technologically significant to make a safe device. In this Special Issue, we focus on the physical properties of the cathode and anode materials.
Prof. Dr. Yutaka Moritomo
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- cathode material
- annode material
- electronic state
- in situ experiment
- other topics on sodium-ion battery material