Special Issue "Advances in Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amor M. Abdelkader
Associate Professor of Advanced Materials, Head of Research & Professional Practice, Department of Design and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, C226, Christchurch House, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK
Visitor Academic, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK
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Interests: rechargeable batteries; supercapacitors; nanomaterials; energy materials; electrochemical CO2 sequestration
There is a growing interest in electrochemical energy storage devices to empower portable electronics, electric vehicles and to fulfil the need for the large-scale storage of stationary applications. Despite significant research efforts in recent years, there remain key challenges to be overcome in the near future. These include improvements to storage energy density and power density, conversion efficiency, cost, cycle life, battery weight and volume, and battery safety.
Chemical and conceptual developments are progressing, with electrolytes, packaging materials, and electrode materials and structures also advancing. There has been a simultaneous focus on the development of flexible energy storage devices, motivated by the rise of wearable electronics. Furthermore, theoretical and experimental studies are seeking to understand the fundamentals of physicochemical processes, including electronic and ionic transport in electrodes, electrolyte phases and stability, electrochemical reactions, material phase changes, and mechanical and thermal stresses.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advancements in electrochemical energy storage technology, encompassing supercapacitors, primary batteries and rechargeable batteries. Contributions of both original articles and comprehensive reviews, will cover the latest developments in device architecture, electrode design and materials, thermal and mechanical stress management, large-scale devices, and energy device manufacturing processes.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amor M. Abdelkader
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Primary batteries
- Rechargeable batteries
- Hybrid electrochemical energy storage
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Flow through electrode boundary modification for enhanced redox flow battery cell performance
Authors: Nicholas Gurieff, Declan Keogh, Victoria Timchenko, Chris Menictas
Abstract: Redox flow batteries (RFBs), as a safe and cost effective means of storing energy at grid-scale, will play an important role in the decarbonisation of global electricity networks. Their full potential, however, will only be realised with improvements to their power density. Several approaches have been explored, and recently cell geometry modification has shown promise in efforts to address mass transport limitations which effect electrochemical and overall system performance. Flow-by electrode configurations have demonstrated significant performance improvements in laboratory testing, however flow-through designs with conductive felt remain widely used. This research shows improvements through the modification of electrode boundaries within simulated vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) cells with solid and porous conductive materials.