Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Li Battery and Electrodes"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics: Characterization, Modelling, and Nanodevices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Christian M. Julien
Guest Editor
Sorbonne Université, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: Energy storage; Solid-state ionics; Lithium batteries; Thin Films
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy storage has become of vital importance, with the decrease of fossil energy and its substitution by green (noncarbonaceous) renewable energy. In this context, electrochemical energy storage is inevitable. In countries with dense electrical grids, the storage of electricity in batteries is needed to buffer the intermittence of solar energy or the energy produced by wind mills prior to integration into the grids. In sub-Saharan countries, among others, this will presumably be the only possibility to supply electricity in remote places. This is the motivation for the research efforts presently done in this field. Remarkable progress has been achieved in recent years in lithium batteries, including Li-ion batteries (LiBs), Li-metal batteries (LMBs), and all-solid-state lithium batteries (SSLBs), although these are not all at the same stage of development concerning electrodes (positives and negatives) and their interface with electrolytes. The scaling aspects to manage the transition between laboratory scale and commercial use are also crucial. The aim of this Special Issue is to report the up-to date state of the research on all these aspects. Both theoretical and experimental papers, communications, and reviews related to lithium batteries are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Christian M. Julien
Guest Editor

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  • Cathode
  • Anode
  • Li-ion batteries
  • Li-metal batteries
  • All-solid-state Li batteries

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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