Special Issue "Carbon-Based Batteries: From Fundamental to Practical Applications"

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018) | Viewed by 5792

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Fei Yao
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Department of Materials Design and Innovation, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Interests: carbonaceous materials; transition metal dichalcogenides; energy storage and conversion; electrochromic devices; electrochemical sensing; scanning electrochemical microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lithium-based rechargeable batteries have been widely used, but they are still the performance and cost bottleneck for electric vehicles, portable electronics, and smart grids. From the standpoint of economics of electrochemical energy storage, carbon-based materials hold the promise for large-scale deployment with improved performance. Although significant progresses have been achieved in battery research, especially after the introduction of nanocarbon materials, understanding on ion transport mechanism and interfacial dynamics should be strengthened. Cutting-edge in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques, such as scanning electrochemical microscopy, novel x-ray spectroscopies, etc., which can reveal information on interface and structural evolution of electrodes/electrolytes, transport processes and dynamic behavior of the electrochemical systems, are particularly important. The main objective of this Special Issue, entitled "Carbon-Based Batteries: From Fundamental to Practical Applications", is to reflect the state-of-the-art research activities and most significant progresses in the area of carbonaceous materials for lithium-ion batteries and post lithium-ion technologies, and to provide advanced characterization techniques for emerging scientific/technical challenges in battery electrochemistry. In addition to continual progress in carbonaceous materials, development of novel chemistries and materials, including silicon, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc., have been emerging research topics in recent years and are encouraged for this Special Issue. Different forms of manuscripts, such as state-of-the-art reviews, perspectives, and original research papers are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Fei Yao
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Carbon
  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Metal air batteries
  • Sulphur batteries
  • Magnesium-ion batteries
  • Sodium-ion batteries
  • Solid state batteries
  • Hybrid supercapacitors
  • In-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques
  • Silicon and transition metal dichalcogenides

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Properties of Ion Complexes and Their Impact on Charge Transport in Organic Solvent-Based Electrolyte Solutions for Lithium Batteries: Insights from a Theoretical Perspective
Batteries 2018, 4(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries4040062 - 03 Dec 2018
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Electrolyte formulations in standard lithium ion and lithium metal batteries are complex mixtures of various components. In this article, we review molecular key principles of ion complexes in multicomponent electrolyte solutions in regards of their influence on charge transport mechanisms. We outline basic [...] Read more.
Electrolyte formulations in standard lithium ion and lithium metal batteries are complex mixtures of various components. In this article, we review molecular key principles of ion complexes in multicomponent electrolyte solutions in regards of their influence on charge transport mechanisms. We outline basic concepts for the description of ion–solvent and ion–ion interactions, which can be used to rationalize recent experimental and numerical findings concerning modern electrolyte formulations. Furthermore, we discuss benefits and drawbacks of empirical concepts in comparison to molecular theories of solution for a more refined understanding of ion behavior in organic solvents. The outcomes of our discussion provide a rational for beneficial properties of ions, solvent, co-solvent and additive molecules, and highlight possible routes for further improvement of novel electrolyte solutions. Full article
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