About this Research Topic
Transportation accounts for 28% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Currently, only 1% of the transportation sector employs electricity. Advanced energy storage and energy conversion systems are necessary for rapid adoption of electric vehicles. Emerging solid-state battery technologies may be safe and energy dense alternatives to the current state of the art. Nevertheless, currently solid-state batteries suffer from low power densities and short cycle lifetimes because of unresolved degradation mechanisms at solid-solid interfaces. Furthermore, it is unclear how non-volatile and non-flammable solid state batteries can be manufactured and integrated into traditional battery form-factors. This Research Topic intends to compile papers that cover the vast challenges associated with solid state batteries from the materials (nano-) to manufacturing (macro) scale.
The goal of collection is to compile a diverse array of papers which centrally focus on pathways to scaling up solid state batteries. This requires understanding transport in solid electrolytes, engineering solid electrolytes for whole cells, and developing pathways for manufacturing solid electrolytes and solid state batteries. This collection also intends to bridge scales and provide a wholistic view of emerging challenges and opportunities for solid state batteries. The central theme of all the papers is ‘scalability, growth, and technology adoption’. The papers will focus on major limitations and hopefully paths to overcome these challenges. A diverse array of topics will be accepted from new materials (hybrid materials), characterization, modeling, and techno-economic analyses. This Research Topic is very well suited for studies which focus on either material processing and synthesis scale up and device fabrication.
We welcome manuscripts on a variety of subjects (but not limited to):
• Materials processing approaches: Solvent-less and solution processed approaches
• Manufacturing approaches – coating, slot-die, powder processing, et.
• New materials
• Diagnostic and characterization tools for solid state batteries and solid electrolytes
• Technoeconomic analyses
• Meso-scale modeling
• Architectures which enable high power densities
Keywords: Solid State Batteries, Solid State Materials, Solid State Batteries Characterization, Solid State Batteries Processing
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