About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to collect papers on electrolytes for the non-Lithium based rechargeable batteries and ionic hybrid capacitors. This Research Topic aims to provide researchers with an in-depth understanding of various liquid/quasi solid-state/solid-state electrolytes, fundamental interactions between electrolytes and anodes/cathodes, electrode-electrolyte sur-/interface properties, optimizing and synthetic strategies for the electrolytes with high ionic conductivity, thermodynamic stability and safety, as well as advanced analysis and characterization technologies for electrolytes. With dedicated and sustainable efforts worldwide, the high-performance non-Lithium based rechargeable batteries and ionic capacitors can be expected to be commercially viable in the near future.
Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:
• Synthesis and optimization strategies of novel electrolytes for non-Lithium based rechargeable batteries and ionic capacitors
• High-concentration, i.e., “water-in-salt” electrolytes
• Electrolytes with high ionic conductivity, thermodynamic stability and safety
• Multi-component hybrid electrolytes
• Quasi solid-state and solid-state electrolytes
• Electrode-electrolyte sur-/interfaces
• Advanced analysis and characterization technologies for various electrolytes for non-Lithium based devices
• Reviews of advanced electrolytes for non-Lithium based rechargeable batteries and ionic capacitors
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.