Special Issue "Sodium-Ion Battery: Materials and Devices"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: novel battery materials and technologies; Na-ion; Li-ion; Mg-ion; cell manufacturing; cell design; composite electrode formulation; electrochemical test methods
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Special Issue in Batteries: Sodium-Ion Battery: Latest Advances and Prospects
Room-temperature sodium-ion batteries (NIBs) may offer key benefits over other commercial battery technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and lead-acid batteries in cost, safety, and performance. Due to the highly abundant sodium source (seawater), the materials are not geographically limited in terms of supply, and thanks to improved safety implications for transport due to novel cell designs, NIBs offer potential alternative energy storage solutions to lithium-ion batteries for applications where cost and safety are key drivers.
NIB technology is still in its infancy, and despite recent advances, significant knowledge gaps still exist. Sodium-ion cell chemistries require research into materials, electrochemical testing methods, materials processing for electrodes, novel electrolyte systems, and a greater knowledge of the failure mechanisms for safety and performance. This special issue “Sodium-Ion Battery: Materials and Devices” will focus on aspects of advancements in sodium-ion technology.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- - Novel sodium-ion materials, positive, negative, and electrolytes;
- - Electrode design;
- - Electrochemical test method;
- - NIB cell design;
- - Safety failure analysis;
- - Performance lifetime and degradation studies.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sodium-ion batteries
- cell design
- failure mechanism