Special Issue "Rechargeable Batteries Studied Using Advanced Spectroscopic and Computational Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2020).
Interests: condensed matter theory; computational physics; positron condensed matter physics; hyperfine interactions
Interests: condensed matter theory; computational materials science; superconductivity; positron spectroscopy
Interests: theoretical physics; density functional theory; computational materials science; X-ray spectroscopy; positron spectroscopy
A complete understanding of the principles and mechanisms underlying the functioning of rechargeable batteries has not been reached, in spite of several decades of research. The present Special Issue topic, on modern spectroscopy techniques and first principles computations applied to rechearchable batteries, will help unravel relationships between key battery characteristics and the nature of the electronic orbitals involved in intercalation reactions. The issue aims at providing fundamental insight into how batteries work, as well as validating standard diagnostics and characterization techniques, which mostly probe the average behavior of the battery as a whole. We expect that the findings presented in this special issue will facilitate better battery designs and better power management concepts towards alleviating battery aging, as well as a deeper understanding of underlying physical principles. For example, one of the main challenges in the development of large-scale batteries is to monitor inhomogeneous positive ion distribution in the electrodes. Improved uniformity lowers the damaging mechanical stress on the electrodes and improves battery cyclability. These and other important issues can be studied with spectroscopy, and computational modeling and simulations.
Sincerely yours,Prof. Bernardo Barbiellini
Dr. Jan Kuriplach
Dr. Rolando Saniz
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- Li-ion Battery
- Na-ion Battery
- Li-air Battery
- Spectroscopy Techniques for Batteries
- First Principles Calculations
- Cathode Materials
- Anode Materials
- Li Diffusion and Intercalation