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 (Website)
Auburn University, Materials Research and Education Center, 275 Wilmore Laboratorie, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
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
- Li-ion conduction
- Li ion battery anode materials
- Li ion battery cathode materials
- solid electrolytes
- composite electrodes
- high voltage cathodes