Special Issue "Large-Scale Cell Assembly and Smart Manufacturing of Self-Healing Batteries"

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Processing, Manufacturing and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2022 | Viewed by 430

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar
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Guest Editor
Department of Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: batteries; storage; energy management; microgrids
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Dr. Kamil Burak Dermenci
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Guest Editor
Department of Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: solid-state Li-ion battery; Ag/ZnO nanocomposite particles; material characterization; materials; nanomaterials; nanomaterials synthesis; materials processing; nanostructured materials; nanoparticle synthesis; ceramics; ceramic materials; battery

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Next-generation batteries are prone to performance degradation in long-term use. Electrical isolation of electrode particles, loss of interfacial contact, extensive SEI formation, and particle pulverization are among the most important mechanisms undermining the lifecycle of batteries. Cell degradation is becoming more important in the case of large volume changes happening during the intercalation/deintercalation process. Therefore, improving the long-term cyclic performance of batteries has attracted increasing interest. The integration of battery components with self-healing properties into batteries paves the way for a longer lifespan. Self-healing has proven its adequacy in the battery field by involving a special deformation-driven reparation process. However, research is currently limited to lab-scale cells and small-size prototypes.

In this Special Issue, we are looking for contributions addressing the challenges in the field with a particular focus on cell assembly and manufacturing methodologies. Scale-up cell manufacturing and/or smart manufacturing methodologies integrating self-healing battery components are highly encouraged. Theoretical studies addressing only self-healing material development without battery-related performance discussions will not be considered for publication.

The topics may include theoretical and experimental studies with an emphasis on:

  • Development of self-healing battery electrodes;
  • Development of self-healing electrolytes;
  • Electrode preparation methods;
  • Cell assembly methods;
  • Prototype and/or cell manufacturing strategies;
  • Scale-up methodologies;
  • Smart manufacturing approaches;
  • SoX estimation.

Prof. Dr. Maitane Berecibar
Dr. Kamil Burak Dermenci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Batteries is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • self-healing
  • silicon anodes
  • polymer electrolytes
  • ionic liquids
  • cell assembly
  • smart manufacturing
  • SoX estimation
  • multiscale modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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: Current status and future perspectives of self-healing batteries: A focus on large-scale cell manufacturing
Authors: Pradeep Kumar; Kamil Burak Dermenci; Maitane Berecibar; Joeri van Mierlo
Affiliation: MOBI, Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium

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