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Special Issue "High-Performance Metal-Chalcogen Batteries"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 January 2023) | Viewed by 5481
Special Issue Editors
Interests: metal anodes; aqueous batteries; metal-sulfur batteries; machine learning
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: material science; lithium battery; environmental science; analytical chemistry
Interests: ion-battery; 2D materials; ion-sieving and desalination
Special Issue Information
Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs) have become attractive candidates for the next generation of energy storage in the past few decades, owing to their ultrahigh theoretical energy density as well as the low cost and eco-friendliness of sulfur. Inspired by the achievements of LSBs, more metal-chalcogen batteries (MCBs) that are also based on multi-electron redox reactions have sprung up. In MCBs, the metal anode can be an alkali metal, such as lithium (Li), sodium (Na), or potassium (K); the cathode material can be a chalcogen, such as sulfur (S), selenium (Se), or tellurium (Te). Therefore, there are many types of MCBs, including LSBs, lithium-selenium batteries (LiSeBs), lithium-tellurium batteries (LiTeBs), sodium-sulfur batteries (SSBs), sodium-selenium batteries (SSeBs), potassium-sulfur batteries (PSBs), potassium-selenium batteries (PSeBs), and so on. We know that the challenges encountered in the development of LSBs are mainly the shuttle effects of reaction intermediates (lithium polysulfides), the sluggish kinetics of multistep and multiphase reaction behaviors, and the dendrite formation and interfacial corrosion of Li metal anodes. These issues also exist in MCBs. Solving these problems in better ways is the key to promoting the commercial application of MCBs.
This Special Issue will present the current status of MCBs, propose strategies to solve the above problems, explore the internal mechanism of improving the performance of MCBs, and ultimately provide a direction to guide the further application and development of MCBs.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- High-performance metal-chalcogen batteries;
- Chalcogen cathodes;
- Metal anodes;
- New materials;
- Advanced characterizations;
- Machine learning;
- Theoretical calculations;
- Mechanism studies;
- Full batteries.
Dr. Long Zhang
Prof. Dr. Xingxing Gu
Prof. Dr. Lei Dong
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.
- metal-chalcogen batteries
- lithium-sulfur batteries
- lithium-selenium batteries
- lithium tellurium batteries
- sodium-sulfur batteries
- sodium-selenium batteries
- potassium-sulfur batteries
- potassium-selenium batteries
- chalcogen cathodes
- metal anodes
- new materials
- advanced characterizations
- machine learning
- theoretical calculations
- mechanism studies
- full batteries.