About this Research Topic
The 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize was awarded to Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino, for their contributions in lithium-ion battery (LIB). After three decades of development, the energy density of LIBs has approached to their theoretical limits and the concern with the resource of raw materials arises, which makes it necessary to develop alternative energy storage technologies for the further applications in large-scale energy storage systems, like backup power or electric vehicles. To meet the needs for future electrochemical energy storage, we here propose a special issue to collect the latest research works and reviews about the advances in beyond lithium-ion batteries as a timely reference for the related research.
This Research Topic aims to make substantial contributions to the development of alternative energy storage technologies in solving critical issues of the electrode materials, electrolytes, interfaces and cell designs beyond the lithium-ion batteries. We call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives and brief research reports in the areas of electrochemical energy storage technologies beyond lithium-ion battery systems, including but not limited to the following themes:
1. Metal-ion batteries
2. Metal-air and metal-sulfur batteries
3. Solid-state batteries
4. Materials and designs for various types of batteries
5. Advanced characterization techniques for energy storage materials and devices
Keywords: Metal-air battery, Solid-state battery, Energy storage material, Advanced characterization
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