About this Research Topic
The development of next-generation electrochemical energy devices, such as lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, will play an important role in the future of sustainable energy since they have been widely used in portable electronics, electric/hybrid vehicles, stationary power stations, etc. To meet the ever-growing demand on the high performance (energy and power density) of energy devices, electrochemical devices with capacitor-like rate performance and battery-like high capacity are highly desirable in next-generation energy storage technology.
Currently, the high performance of energy storage devices is still limited by sluggish charge carrier transport, thus inspiring a great deal of research efforts toward solving the inherent problems of poor electronic conductivity and low cation ion diffusivity within the electrode materials. Moreover, theoretical modeling has provided new insights into the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode materials, in order to guide materials design. In recent years, continuous effort has been focused on rational material and electrode designs to improve the performance of electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices.
In order to benchmark state-of-the-art development in this area, we welcome contributions to this Research Topic on “Next-generation Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices.” This article collection will cover fundamental chemical aspects on synthesis, characterization, simulation, and the performance of functional materials for electrochemical energy applications, with primary focus on:
1. Thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical reactions
2. Electrochemical materials toward efficient energy devices
3. Development and applications of electrochemical energy devices
4. Theoretical study of electrochemical materials
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