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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Latest Advances, Challenges and Prospects, Volume II

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D2: Electrochem: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Capacitors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2024) | Viewed by 2430

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Dear Colleagues,

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles to this Special Issue, focusing on the latest advancements in all-solid-state lithium batteries (ASSLBs). This Special Issue aims to present state-of-the-art knowledge and technology in the field, covering a wide range of topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Solid electrolytes for ASSLBs:
  • Polymer-based/flexible solid electrolytes;
  • Ceramic-based solid electrolytes;
  • Argyrodite/sulfide solid electrolytes;
  • Composite solid electrolytes.
  1. Electrode materials for ASSLBs:
  • High-voltage electrode materials;
  • Low-level cobalt electrode materials;
  • Novel electrode materials and structures.
  1. Interface of electrode and electrolyte of ASSLBs:
  • Interface engineering strategies;
  • Interfacial stability and reactivity.
  1. Degradation mechanisms of ASSLBs:
  • Cycle and shelf aging;
  • Capacity and power fading mechanisms;
  • Environmental stability;
  • Dendrite formation.
  1. New inactive battery materials:
  • Protective coatings and additives;
  • Lightweight casing materials;
  • New current collectors;
  • New binders and conductive materials.
  1. Material characterization:
  • Structural, morphological, and chemical analysis techniques;
  • Electrochemical characterization methods.
  1. Modeling and simulation:
  • Atomistic-level modeling;
  • Continuum-level modeling;
  • Cell-level, pack-level, and system-level modeling.
  1. Solid-state battery manufacturing:
  • Fabrication techniques and processes;
  • Scalable manufacturing approaches.
  1. Thermal management of ASSLBs:
  • Thermal properties and characterization;
  • Heat transfer and thermal regulation strategies.
  1. Battery management systems (BMS):
  • State-of-charge estimation and control;
  • Fault diagnosis and prognosis.
  1. Safety analysis of ASSLBs:
  • Electrochemical and mechanical stability considerations;
  • Thermal runaway prevention and mitigation.
  1. Economical and market analysis:
  • Cost analysis and optimization;
  • Market trends and commercialization prospects.
  1. Environmental analysis:
  • Life cycle assessment of ASSLBs;
  • Sustainability considerations of ASSLBs.

Authors are encouraged to submit their original research for possible publication in this Special Issue of Energies.

Dr. Siamak Farhad
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • all-solid-state lithium batteries
  • solid electrolytes
  • electrode active materials
  • inactive battery materials
  • modeling and computer simulation

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Thermal Studies of Lithium-Ion Cells: Ensuring Safe and Efficient Energy Storage
by Beata Kurc, Xymena Gross, Ewelina Rudnicka and Łukasz Rymaniak
Energies 2024, 17(9), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17091993 - 23 Apr 2024
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This work investigated the impact of temperature on the diffusion of lithium ions within cells. To achieve this, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis was conducted at various temperatures across three distinct cells. These cells utilized an electrode composed of corn starch meringue and [...] Read more.
This work investigated the impact of temperature on the diffusion of lithium ions within cells. To achieve this, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis was conducted at various temperatures across three distinct cells. These cells utilized an electrode composed of corn starch meringue and were paired with three different electrolytes. Notably, one electrolyte included an additional 5% of starch. The objective of this study extends beyond merely determining resistance from graphical representations; it also entails performing a kinetic analysis of specific systems, with a particular emphasis on elucidating the significance of the lithium-ion diffusion coefficient as a critical parameter. The cell with 1 M LiPF6 in the EC/DMC/DEC electrolyte and corn starch-based electrode exhibited the most horizontally oriented Warburg curve, representing the smallest angle. Full article
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Ionic Conductivity of the Li6PS5Cl0.5Br0.5 Argyrodite Electrolyte at Different Operating and Pelletizing Pressures and Temperatures
by Joshua Dunham, Joshua Carfang, Chan-Yeop Yu, Raziyeh Ghahremani, Rashid Farahati and Siamak Farhad
Energies 2023, 16(13), 5100; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16135100 - 1 Jul 2023
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All-solid-state lithium batteries (ASSLBs) using argyrodite electrolyte materials have shown promise for applications in electric vehicles (EVs). However, understanding the effects of processing parameters on the ionic conductivity of these electrolytes is crucial for optimizing battery performance and manufacturing methods. This study investigates [...] Read more.
All-solid-state lithium batteries (ASSLBs) using argyrodite electrolyte materials have shown promise for applications in electric vehicles (EVs). However, understanding the effects of processing parameters on the ionic conductivity of these electrolytes is crucial for optimizing battery performance and manufacturing methods. This study investigates the influence of electrolyte operating temperature, electrolyte operating pressure, electrolyte pelletization pressure, and electrolyte pelletizing temperature on the ionic conductivity of the Li6PS5Cl0.5Br0.5 argyrodite electrolyte (AmpceraTM, D50 = 10 µm). A specially designed test cell is employed for the experimental measurements, allowing for controlled pelletization and testing within the same tooling. The results demonstrate the significant impact of the four parameters on the ionic conductivity of the argyrodite electrolyte. The electrolyte operating temperature has a more pronounced effect than operating pressure, and pelletizing temperature exerts a greater influence than pelletizing pressure. This study provides graphs that aid in understanding the interplay between these parameters and achieving desired conductivity values. It also establishes a baseline for the maximum pelletizing temperature before undesirable degradation of the electrolyte occurs. By manipulating the pelletizing pressure, operating pressure, and pelletizing temperature, battery engineers can achieve the desired conductivity for specific applications. The findings emphasize the need to consider operating conditions to ensure satisfactory low-temperature performance, particularly for EVs. Overall, this study provides valuable insights into processing and operating conditions for ASSLBs utilizing the Li6PS5Cl0.5Br0.5 argyrodite electrolyte. Full article
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