Special Issue "Science and Technology of Flexible All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Robert Kun
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Guest Editor
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: material science; material characterization; Li-ion batteries; energy storage; solid state batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging technologies, such as flexible electronics, require innovative and high-performance power sources with excellent safety attributes for applications, e.g., flexible (roll-up) displays, foldable handheld devices, wearables, smart-skin applications, implantable medical microdevices, etc. Full integration of the storage devices into flexible electronic applications is foreseen and, therefore, mechanically deformable energy storage devices are needed. A “flexible battery” is a mechanically bendable energy storage device which is supposed to work (flawless) in a range of elastic states. It retains electrochemical performance without significant physical degradation during numerous deformation processes. The global market for flexible batteries is forecasted to grow from approx. $70 million (in 2015) to approx. $960 million by 2022. Flexible all-solid-state batteries allow for high levels of safety, due to the elimination of flammable, non-aqueous liquid electrolytes combined with the real mechanical flexibility of the storage device. A practical flexible solid-state battery can be realized by application of intrinsically deformable components or by appropriate structural design (thin layers, segmented-, island- or origami-type architectures). This Special Issue will present a comprehensive overview of the current status of flexible all-solid-state batteries, ranging from fundamental issues related to their materials and electrochemical behaviors to novel cell concepts and production technology-related topics.

Dr. Robert Kun
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Solid-state battery
  • Flexible battery
  • Solid-state electrolyte
  • Interfaces
  • Battery cell degradation
  • Material fatigue

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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