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Advances in Lithium Battery Technologies

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 506

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Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 99352 USA
Interests: energy materials; microstructural characterizations; oxide thin films; electron spectroscopy
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AIM Lab., Maryland NanoCenter, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: electron microscopy; crystals; ceramics; phase transformation
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Dear Colleagues,

Since the introduction of commercial Li-ion batteries in 1991, rechargeable Li-ion batteries have been an efficient energy storage option for portable electronic devices in recent decades and are currently the leading technology for electric vehicles. However, the inherent limitations of this type of battery cannot meet the rapidly growing demand for energy density, which means that batteries beyond Li-ion need to be developed. Li metal batteries are one of the most promising next-generation batteries for achieving high energy density. However, uncontrolled Li growth and accompanying side reactions cause thermal runaway and explosion hazards. Another major issue is the use of organic liquid electrolytes in commercial Li-ion batteries, especially the extremely high reactivity of liquid organic electrolytes with Li metal anode in rechargeable Li metal batteries, causing safety concerns, such as fire hazards. In recent years, research has been devoted to improving the understanding of Li metal batteries, especially Li metal solid-state batteries. This Special Issue focuses on the recent progress in the advanced characterization of Li metal anode and solid-state electrolyte by using a variety of ex/in situ techniques, attempts to clarify the fundamental mechanisms, and provide design guidelines for the development of high-performance and safe Li metal solid-state batteries.

Dr. Yaobin Xu
Dr. Jiancun Rao
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