Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey W. Fergus
Auburn University, Materials Research and Education Center, 275 Wilmore Laboratorie, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Phone: +1 334 844 3405
Fax: +1 334 844 3400
Interests: materials for electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells, batteries, sensors; high temperature materials degradation
Improvements in the performance of lithium ion batteries are needed to meet the energy storage requirements for electrical vehicles, portable electronics and other applications. These performance improvements depend on the development of new and advanced materials. Needed improvements include electrode materials with increased capacity, extended voltage range and long lifetime (e.g., cyclability) as well as electrolyte materials with high conductivity and stability. The performance of battery materials depends critically on their microstructures, which requires the development of materials processing techniques to obtain the desired microstructures and morphologies. This special issue will focus on materials and processes for obtaining lithium ion battery anodes, cathodes and electrolytes that meet the increasing performance demands in mobile energy storage.
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey W. Fergus
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- Li-ion conduction
- Li ion battery anode materials
- Li ion battery cathode materials
- solid electrolytes
- composite electrodes
- high voltage cathodes
Article: Self-Assembly of Bi2Te3-Nanoplate/Graphene-Nanosheet Hybrid by One-Pot Route and Its Improved Li-Storage Properties
Materials 2012, 5(7), 1275-1284; doi:10.3390/ma5071275
Received: 12 June 2012; in revised form: 5 July 2012 / Accepted: 10 July 2012 / Published: 23 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4401 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(1), 156-183; doi:10.3390/ma6010156
Received: 26 November 2012; in revised form: 24 December 2012 / Accepted: 26 December 2012 / Published: 10 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1281 KB)
Article: Structural and Electrochemical Investigation during the First Charging Cycles of Silicon Microwire Array Anodes for High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries
Materials 2013, 6(2), 626-636; doi:10.3390/ma6020626
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 4 February 2013 / Accepted: 19 February 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1867 KB) | Supplementary Files
Materials 2013, 6(3), 1028-1049; doi:10.3390/ma6031028
Received: 18 February 2013; in revised form: 11 March 2013 / Accepted: 12 March 2013 / Published: 15 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1325 KB)
Article: Structural, Transport and Electrochemical Properties of LiFePO4 Substituted in Lithium and Iron Sublattices (Al, Zr, W, Mn, Co and Ni)
Materials 2013, 6(5), 1656-1687; doi:10.3390/ma6051656
Received: 18 December 2012; in revised form: 15 March 2013 / Accepted: 2 April 2013 / Published: 29 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (3030 KB)
Last update: 10 October 2012