Multivalent Ion Batteries for Energy Storage

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The Science Partner Journal Energy Material Advances is now considering submissions for a special issue on Multivalent Ion Batteries for Energy Storage.


Multivalent ion batteries present great opportunities for scientific discovery that can potentially transform energy storage technology development for many applications from small electronic devices to Internet of Things, from transportation to power grid. These batteries using earth-abundant elements, magnesium, aluminum, calcium, zinc, etc., can potentially enable the low cost and high safety that are required for large scale applications. In prior years, great progress has been made on materials discovery and mechanism understanding for multivalent ion batteries. However, significant challenges exist. This special issue aims to showcase the latest progress, new achievements, and various perspectives and identify grand scientific and technical challenges in multivalent ion battery research and development.

    Guest Editors

    Dr. Juchen Guo, University of California, Riverside, USA

    Portrait of Dr. Juchen GuoJuchen Guo is an Associate Professor at University of California – Riverside. He earned his Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University in 1999 and his Ph.D. degree from University of Maryland in 2007, both in chemical engineering. He carried out postdoctoral studies at University of Maryland from 2007 to 2011 and Cornell University from 2011 to 2012. He joined the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UC Riverside in summer 2012. He was the recipient of 2014 Hellman Fellowship and 2018 NSF CAREER Award. His research interests are interfacial phenomena and material properties in electrochemical energy storage systems including lithium batteries and multivalent-ion batteries.

    Prof. Jennifer L. Schaefer, University of Notre Dame, USA

    Portrait of Prof. Jennifer L. SchaeferJennifer Schaefer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She obtained Bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from Widener University in 2008 and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 2014. From 2014 – 2015, she was an NRC Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Since joining Notre Dame in 2015, she has received the NSF CAREER award, ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, PMSE Young Investigator award, and named to the 35 Under 35 list by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Her research interests include ion transport, interfacial phenomena, and applied polymer materials in electrochemical devices.

    Dr. Yuyan Shao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

    Portrait of Dr. Yuyan ShaoYuyan Shao is a Chief Scientist and Team Leader at the US Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He obtained his Bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry (2001) and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (2006) from Harbin Institute of Technology, where he majored in electrochemistry. Before he joined PNNL in 2007, he was a postdoctoral Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University (2006-2007). His research has been focused on electrochemical energy fundamentals, materials and devices (batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen, etc.).



      Table of Contents

      As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.

      Solvent Effects on Kinetics and Electrochemical Performances of Rechargeable Aluminum Batteries

      Sichen Gu, Yang Haoyi, Yanxia Yuan, Yaning Gao, Na Zhu, Feng Wu, Ying Bai, Chuan Wu

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2022, Article ID 9790472, 10 pages, 2022

      Size-Dependent Reaction Mechanism of λ-MnO2 Particles as Cathodes in Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries

      Zhichu Tang, Wenxiang Chen, Zhiheng Lyu, Qian Chen

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2022, Article ID 9765710, 12 pages, 2022

      Mg-Li Hybrid Batteries: The Combination of Fast Kinetics and Reduced Overpotential

      Yajie Li, Yongjian Zheng, Kai Guo, Jingtai Zhao, Chilin Li

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2022, Article ID 9840837, 18 pages, 2022

      Electrochemical Mechanism of Al Metal–Organic Battery Based on Phenanthrenequinone

      Jan Bitenc, Urban Košir, Alen Vizintin, Niklas Lindahl, Andraž Krajnc, Klemen Pirnat, Ivan Jerman, Robert Dominko

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2021, Article ID 9793209, 9 pages, 2021

      A Computational Comparison of Ether and Ester Electrolyte Stability on a Ca Metal Anode

      Diana Liepinya, Manuel Smeu

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2021, Article ID 9769347, 13 pages, 2021

      Ion Coordination and Transport in Magnesium Polymer Electrolytes Based on Polyester-co-Polycarbonate

      Bumjun Park, Rassmus Andersson, Sarah G. Pate, Jiacheng Liu, Casey P. O’Brien, Guiomar Hernández, Jonas Mindemark, Jennifer L. Schaefer

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2021, Article ID 9895403, 14 pages, 2021