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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: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 598

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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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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 served as an efficient energy storage option for portable electronic devices for the past few decades and are currently the leading technology for electric vehicles. However, the inherent limitation of this type of battery could not meet the rapid growing demand for energy density, which means the batteries beyond Li-ion need to be developed. A Li metal battery is one of the most promising next generation batteries in achieving the high energy density. However, the uncontrolled Li growth and the accompanying side-reactions will 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 cause safety concerns, such as fire hazard. In recent years, growing research efforts have been devoted to improving the understanding of Li metal batteries, especially the Li metal solid-state batteries. This Special Issue will focus on the recent progress on advanced characterization of Li metal anode and solid-state electrolyte by using variety ex/in situ techniques, attempt to clarify the fundamental mechanisms and provide the design guidance for the development of high performance and safe Li metal solid-state batteries.

Dr. Yaobin Xu
Dr. Jiancun Rao
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Study of the Rolling Effect on MoS2–Carbon Fiber Density and Its Consequences for the Functionality of Li-Ion Batteries
by Tai-Yu Wu, Xiao-Ru Li, Bo-Chun Chen, Li-Wen Wang, Jia-Hao Wang, Sheng-Yuan Chu and Chia-Chin Chang
Materials 2024, 17(12), 2825; - 10 Jun 2024
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In this study, an electrode slurry composed of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and vapor-grown carbon fiber (VGCF) prepared through a solid-phase synthesis method was blade-coated onto copper foil to form a thick film as the anode for lithium-ion batteries. In previously reported [...] Read more.
In this study, an electrode slurry composed of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and vapor-grown carbon fiber (VGCF) prepared through a solid-phase synthesis method was blade-coated onto copper foil to form a thick film as the anode for lithium-ion batteries. In previously reported work, MoS2-based lithium-ion batteries have experienced gradual deformation, fracture, and pulverization of electrode materials during the charge and discharge cycling process. This leads to an unstable electrode structure and rapid decline in battery capacity. Furthermore, MoS2 nanosheets tend to aggregate over charge and discharge cycles, which diminishes the surface activity of the material and results in poor electrochemical performance. In this study, we altered the density of the MoS2–carbon fiber/Cu foil anode electrode by rolling. Three different densities of electrode sheets were obtained through varying rolling repetitions. Our study shows the best electrochemical performance was achieved at a material density of 2.2 g/cm3, maintaining a capacity of 427 mAh/g even after 80 cycles. Full article
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