Special Issue "All-Solid-State Batteries: From Fundamentals to Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Christian Heubner

Guest Editor
Fraunhofer IKTS, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, 01277, Dresden, Germany
Interests: electrochemistry; batteries; solid ion conductors; electrolytes; energy storage; materials characterization; in-situ; operando; materials synthesis; thermodynamics; kinetics
Dr. Kristian Nikolowski
Guest Editor
Fraunhofer IKTS, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, 01277, Dresden, Germany
Interests: lithium-ion-batteries; energy storage; functional materials; intercalation; materials science; solid state chemistry; cell development; batteries; novel battery concepts
Dr. Mareike Wolter

Guest Editor
Fraunhofer IKTS, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, 01277, Dresden, Germany
Interests: lithium ion battery; solid state batteries; electrochemistry; development of battery materials; development of manufacturing processes; battery testing; technology evaluation; aging mechanisms of lithium ion batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Driven by the increasing demand for energy, the development of high-energy and high-power energy storage devices that are also safe and reliable is at the forefront of worldwide research. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are currently the dominating energy storage solution for portable electronics and electric vehicles (EV). However, current LIBs suffer from insufficient safety features and limited energy density that keeps them from providing wide user acceptance and mass utilization of EV. Recent discoveries of highly conductive solid-state electrolytes (SSE) have led to tremendous progress in the development of all-solid-state batteries (ASSB) that make highly competitive novel battery technologies possible. SSE are typically nonflammable and stable at higher operating temperature, making them much safer than their liquid counter-parts. Furthermore, battery module structures can be simplified by stacking bipolar electrodes and solid electrolyte in alternating layers in a single battery case, reducing the mass of inactive materials to further increase the energy density.

However, in the field of ASSBs, novel approaches are constantly been developed to overcome the barriers that limit their practical application today. The main known challenges include poor interfacial stability and demanding processability of materials, established characterization techniques, scalability challenges, and a lack of strategies towards sustainable manufacturing and recyclability of ASSB. This Special Issue will present an overview of the current technological routes towards ASSB, ranging from fundamental issues related to materials, characterization and innovative cell concepts to scalable production technologies and topics related to life cycle management. Both theoretical and experimental contributions, communications, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Christian Heubner
Dr. Kristian Nikolowski
Dr. Mareike Wolter
Guest Editors

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  • solid-state battery
  • lithium-ion
  • sodium-ion
  • interface
  • electrolyte
  • characterization
  • process
  • production
  • upscaling
  • life cycle management
  • recycling

Published Papers

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