Special Issue "Batteries: Recent Advances in Carbon Materials 2017"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2018
This Special Issue is the continuation of our Special Issue “Batteries: Recent Advances in Carbon Materials” (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/carbon/special_issues/batteries-carbon-materials).
We are soliciting contributions to this Special Issue. The topic will be carbon materials in batteries. Suggested topics may be include: lithium cathodes and anodes, and electrodes for redox flow batteries. Other battery-related topics will be considered with the condition that carbon materials be included as the major topic.
Prof. Dr. I. Francis Cheng
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. C is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Evaluation of carbon-coated graphite as negative electrode material for Li-ion batteries
Authors: Stefano Passerini, Arianna Moretti, Varvara Sharova
Title: Graphene Encapsulated Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites for High and Low Power Energy Storage Applications
Authors: Craig E. Banks, Christopher W. Foster, Michael Down, Emiliano Martinez, Xiaobo Ji, Yan Zhang, Encarnacion Lorenzo, Dmitrijs Kononovs, Anatoly I. Saprykin, Georgy A. Pozdnyakov, Vladimir N. Yakovlev
Title: Recent advances in hard carbons as electrodes in alkali metal batteries
Author: George S. Pappas
Abstract: This mini-review intends to summarize the recent achievements in the ongoing development of hard (non-graphitizable) carbons (HC) and their nanostructures, as electrode materials in lithium- and sodium-ion batteries. Emphasis is given to the HC research for Na-ion batteries, since graphite has failed to host Na ions and the scientific community has turned its hope to HC materials as the ultimate choice. Compared to the soft (graphitizable) carbons, HC possess high capacities and good rate capabilities, along with a significantly lower cost of production. However, the large irreversibly capacity and low initial Coulombic efficiency hinder their utilization in modern and demanding applications such as electric vehicles and large stationary energy storage systems. In this paper, a systematic survey between the textural properties of HC and the electrochemical performance is presented and the positive contribution of the hetero-atoms doping is highlighted. Furthermore, some recent paradigms of micro-/mesoporous HC as cathodes in Li-O2 are also presented. Finally, the perspectives of HC electrodes in rea-life applications are provided.