Special Issue "Lithium Polymer Battery"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 June 2019)
Dr. Hung-Ju Yen
Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
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Interests: synthesis and structural design of functional materials and their use for optoelectronic and energy applications, such as lithium battery, supercapacitor, photovoltaic cell, LED, electrochromic, memory device, and fuel cells (membrane or catalysis)
Lithium polymer battery (LiPo) has been received a great deal of attention as high-performance energy storage devices due to its unique characteristics, such as high safety, low flammability, no leakage, and superior thermal stability. Polymer electrolytes in LiPo also offer several advantages over liquid electrolytes and inorganic solid electrolytes, such as improved safety features, excellent flexibility, and processability. In addition, LiPo is generally lightweight, robust, and flexible, which reduces the weight by more than 20 percent over the classic hard shell. Moreover, dendrite growth could be minimized or even suppressed in solvent-free LiPo under certain conditions, thus fundamentally solving the safety issues of Lithium-ion batteries.
The aim of this Special Issue is to cover the most recent progress in LiPo, with a particular focus on (but not limited to) polymer electrolytes, such as solid polymer electrolyte, gel polymer electrolyte, or hybrid composite electrolyte. Anode and cathode materials with potentials for LiPo are also to be collected in this issue. Original research articles and review papers related to LiPo or promising polymers for LiPo are welcome.
Dr. Hung-Ju Yen
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- Solid polymer electrolyte
- Gel polymer electrolyte
- Hybrid composite electrolyte
- Polymeric additive/binder
- New lithium salts for electrolyte
- Anode material
- Cathode material