About this Research Topic
To address the two urgent issues nowadays of protecting the environment and achieving energy sustainability, it is of strategic importance on a global scale to replace oil-dependent transportation with electrified transportation system (ETs), such as electric vehicles, trams, ships, aircrafts, etc. It is indisputable that the power battery systems are the core part of the ETs, and have been paid much attention in recent years.
As a core component of the battery system, batteries with high energy density, high power density, good durability, and high safety are urgently required. The battery technology including advanced positive/negative electrode materials, separators, electrolytes, and manufacturing processes are still to be further investigated. As a key component of the power battery system, the main task of the battery management system (BMS) is to ensure the safety and reliability of the power battery system, to provide the state information needed for vehicle control and energy management, and to take appropriate intervention measures for the power battery system in the event of abnormal conditions. Battery manufacturing technology and management are becoming enormously more challenging to acquire safety, durability, and adaptability to all climate environments inspired by the rapid and large-scale development of ETs. Solving the above issues needs exploring the electrochemistry, thermodynamics, mechanism of degradation, and thermal runaway of the batteries in nature.
The Research Topic will discuss state-of-the-art technologies and explore new developments for batteries. The objective is to investigate optimal solutions to battery materials and battery design, management, and control. The topics include, but are not limited to:
• Advanced battery materials for all types of secondary batteries;
• Battery modeling for state estimation and life prediction;
• Advanced charging protocols and smart management;
• Advanced fault diagnosis;
• Thermal and electric managements for better safety;
• Reuse and recycle of the batteries retired from electric vehicles.
We would like to invite scholars in the areas of energy storage technology to contribute papers to the Research Topic with Frontiers in Energy Research.
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