About this Research Topic
Lithium-ion batteries provide a high-energy density, higher voltage as well as a long shelf life compared to traditionally used lead-acid, NiMH and NiCd batteries. Facing the current growing demand on electrochemical energy storage systems with enhanced energy density and the diversity of the mobile and stationary application of such systems, innovation focusing on advanced electrode and electrolyte materials are required to meet the global market. These two components of the Li-ion batteries represent the driving forces for reaching high working voltages and larger specific capacity, leading thus to the development of batteries with high energy density and providing satisfactory autonomy required by many applications such as electrical vehicles, renewable energy storage, such as solar energy and grid as well as stationary applications.
The use of renewable energy, together with electric transportation is a worldwide imperative on the road to worldwide decarbonisation and reduction of the greenhouse effect. Electrochemical energy storage is the key approach for creating sustainable energy systems and the more appropriate route to meet the requirements of a sustainable electromobility. Consequently, batteries exhibiting advanced energetic performances, long cycle-life and cost-efficient are the focus of scientific and industrial research communities for the upcoming years.
The objective of the current Research Topic is to collect theoretical and technological exploits, advances and challenges of the Lithium-ion batteries components and those of the Na-ion, K-ion, Mg- or Ca- technologies. The current Research collection will gather research works from experienced contributors working in all aspects of the electrochemical storage including modelling and experimental aspects. More specifically, the following aspects are in focus:
• Advances of new cost-effective cathode, anode materials and safe electrolytes;
• Enhancement of the energetic performance of the existing electrode materials;
• Development of adequate modelling and simulation for the electrochemical process;
• The development of new electrochemical energy storage technologies;
• Powerful techniques for understanding the mechanism in electrode and electrolyte materials.
Keywords: Electrode Materials, Energy Storage, Li-ion Batteries and Beyond, Electrochemical mechanisms, Modelling
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