About this Research Topic
Li-ion batteries currently dominate the rechargeable battery market. In fact, we are frequently using this type of battery in consumer electronics such as laptops, cellphones, smartwatches, IoT devices and electric vehicles. Only recently, Li-ion battery researchers such as Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino received the 2019 Nobel prize award for this ground breaking technology. Revolutionary as it may sound the rechargeable Li-ion battery may have had already reached its physicochemical limit and there is a call for an immediate alternative energy storage that would cater to the need for higher density (longer range), higher power (fast charging) and safety.
Solid State Batteries are some of the best options for these challenges. Typically, rechargeable batteries are consisting of electrodes (anode and cathode), separator, and the liquid electrolyte. Solid State Batteries on the other hand have all the components in its solid form. Research in this area includes studies on the synthesis of solid electrolytes, cathodes and anodes, ex situ techniques for electrode and electrolyte characterization, in situ/in operando characterization methods and modelling to understand the electrolyte-electrode interface. Development in Solid State Batteries especially in the solid electrolyte and its interaction with the electrodes is important because this could potentially address not only the technical limitations but most importantly, the safety issues commonly encountered in liquid electrolyte based Li-ion batteries.
In this Research Topic, we would like to welcome contributions in the form of mini-reviews, research articles and perspectives on the following topics:
• Synthesis of organic and inorganic solid electrolytes for Solid State Battery applications.
• Synthesis of cathodes for Solid State Battery applications.
• Ex situ and in situ/in operando characterization techniques to understand the electrode-solid electrolyte interface interaction.
• Modelling/Simulation studies to understand the electrode-electrolyte interface interaction.
Topic Editors Dr Ryan Corpuz and Dr Lyn Marie De Juan-Corpuz declare that they are Co-Founders of battery research startup company Nanolabs LRC Co. Ltd. Additionally, Topic Editors Prof Wei-Ren Liu and Dr Lyn Marie De Juan-Corpuz hold patents for battery technologies
Keywords: solid state battery, solid electrolyte, Li-ion battery, Na-ion Battery, Zn-ion Battery
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