About this Research Topic
The recent boom in consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and energy storage stations has raised the demand for high-performance energy storage devices that will not only possess excellent electrochemical performance but also be inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Because of their high energy density, low cost and enduring charge–discharge cycle life, rechargeable metal ion energy storage devices are of great importance to large energy grids and sustainable electrochemical energy storage technologies. During the energy storage process, electrode materials are the core components in energy storage devices and the main substances in an electrochemical redox reaction, and their physical and chemical properties closely correspond to the performance of electrochemical energy storage devices. Therefore, developing novel multifunctional electrode materials with rational structure designs has become a key issue in achieving efficient energy storage devices.
The purpose of this Research Topic is to develop and encourage the global exchange of ideas and knowledge among material scientists, physicists, chemists and other researchers who are active at the frontiers of energy storage. The topic will have a particular interest in the recent advanced materials designs in different metal ion energy storage devices. The goal of this Research Topic is to cover recent materials design strategies to enable genuine metal-ion based energy storage devices with competitive performance. Our aim is to collect solutions to compound problems in one place, such as the influence of morphology and chemical composition of the electrodes on the electrochemical performance of devices.
In this topic, we aim to cover recent research in novel electrodes for metal ion energy storage devices. The electrodes here should be designed and prepared in a rational manner. We welcome submissions of Original Research, Review, Mini Review and Perspective articles, including but not limited to the following themes:
• Materials design for lithium/sodium/potassium/aluminium ion batteries
• Novel electrodes structures to solve issues related to metal ion batteries and capacitors
• Studies on characterization of energy storage mechanism of metal ion batteries
• Advances in electrodes design strategies for metal ion energy storage devices
• Current development of metal ion energy storage devices and future perspectives
Keywords: Metal ion batteries, Metal ion capacitors, Structural design, Reaction mechanism, Energy storage
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