Special Issue "Safer and Higher-Energy-Density Lithium Batteries"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 343

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yaser Abu-Lebdeh
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Guest Editor
National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: Li- ion battery technology; electrochemical conversion and storage; solid-state electrolytes; high-voltage electrolytes and cathodes; high-capacity anodes; electrochemical reduction of CO2
Dr. Mohamed Houache
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Guest Editor
National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: solid-state electrolytes; Li-metal battery, Li-ion battery technology; electrochemical conversion and storage; material characterization, electrochemical reduction of CO2

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasing the safety and energy density of lithium batteries is extremely crucial for the success of EVs, grid-scale energy storage, and the next generation of power electronics. This, however, can only be achieved through a holistic approach to improve the performance of the battery’s three main components (cathode, anode, and electrolyte) simultaneously. In this Special Issue, the focus will be on energy density and safety as two of the many important metrics required to evaluate lithium battery performance for success. The issue will cover existing Li-ion battery research and innovation and the drive to improve the capacity of the two electrodes and potential of the cathode while maintaining the potential of the anode low and enabling safer, highly performing electrolytes. Also of interest are the latest research and innovation efforts to enable high-energy-density lithium metals in liquid-state and solid-state electrolytes in a safe manner. Finally, the issue will cover applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in accelerating the discovery and design of new battery materials, cells, and systems.

Topics of interest of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Safer liquid electrolytes: new salt solvents and additives that enable enhanced safety or higher-energy-density electrodes, high-voltage electrolytes;
  • Solid-state electrolytes: inorganics (oxide ceramics, sulfides, and halides), polymers (electrolytes, gels, ionomers), plastic crystals;
  • High-voltage electrolytes and cathodes; high-capacity anodes;
  • High-energy-density cathodes: Ni-rich cathodes, composite cathodes, polyanion cathodes, disordered cathodes, high-entropy cathodes;
  • High-energy-density anodes: silicon, silicon–graphite composites, alloys and high-entropy alloys, lithium metal and protected lithium metal anodes;
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for battery material design and discovery.

Prof. Dr. Yaser Abu-Lebdeh
Dr. Mohamed Houache
Guest Editors

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

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  • high-voltage electrolytes
  • high-energy-density cathodes
  • high-energy-density anodes
  • lithium metal batteries
  • alloys
  • high-entropy electrodes
  • solid-state batteries
  • liquid-state batteries
  • thermally stable electrolytes
  • machine learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • silicon-based anodes
  • Ni-rich cathodes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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