Solid State Batteries

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The lithium-ion battery (LIB) has been well-recognized as one of the most important/revolutionary technologies by changing the world and winning the 2019 Chemistry Nobel Prize. However, the ever-increasing demands for LIBs in terms of energy density, safety, cycle stability, rate performance, cost, etc. are calling for safer and better materials/technologies. Solid-state batteries(SSBs) can ultimately solve the safety problem of commercial LIBs and hold the promise of higher energy densities, by adopting solid electrolytes (SEs) to replace flammable and volatile liquid electrolytes. Therefore to meet the needs for future development, we here propose a special issue to collect the latest research and reviews on the research frontier of SSBs as a timely reference for the related research. This special issue aims to make substantial contributions to the development of SSBs in solving critical issues of electrode materials, electrolytes, interfaces, cell designs, etc. All types of manuscripts are welcomed, including research articles, review articles, short communications, and perspectives.

    Guest Editors

    Portrait of Xueliang SunProf. Xueliang (Andy) Sun
    Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
    Fellow of Royal Society of Canada and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
    Foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
    Affiliation: University of Western Ontario 

    Dr. Xueliang (Andy) Sun is a Full Professor and Senior Canada Research Chair (Tier I) for the development of nanomaterials for clean energy, at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He received his Ph.D degree in Materials Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1999. Dr. Sun’s research is focused on advanced materials for energy conversion and storage including Li batteries and fuel cells. He is an author and co-author of over 560 refereed-journals and was named as one of the most highly cited researchers. He edited 4 books and published 20 book chapters as well as filed 26 patents, has given more than 160 plenary/keynote/invited talks in international conferences, symposia and workshops, and received various awards such as Professional Achievement Awards from Cross-cultural Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC, 2016), Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry Winner from Canada Chemistry Society (2018), Award of Merit of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (2018), Western Hellmuth Prizes (The highest Research Achievement Award in the University, 2019) and IBA Battery Technology Award (2021). Dr. Sun is a Vice Chairman of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES). He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of “Electrochemical Energy Review” (IF=28.9) under Spring-Nature.

    Portrait of Yifei MoProf. Yifei Mo
    Affiliation: University of Maryland 

    Prof. Yifei Mo is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Dr. Mo’s research aims to advance the understanding, design, and discovery of engineering materials through cutting-edge computational techniques. His current research projects target critical materials problems in energy storage and conversion technologies, with current emphases on beyond Li-ion and all-solid-state batteries. Dr. Mo obtained his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (2005-2010), and performed his postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010-2013). His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Joule, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, and Chemistry of Materials. He is Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher of 2021.

    Portrait of Fan WuProf. Fan Wu
    Affiliation: Institute of Physcis, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP,CAS) 

    Dr. Fan Wu is a Special-term Professor at IOP-CAS, Professor at UCAS, and Director of Scientist Studio at IOPLY and TIES. He obtained Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University and NCSU in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He continued his postdotoral research at Princeton University (2014-2016) and worked as a research scientist at Harvard University (2016-2018). He has won 1st prize of National Future Energy Storage Technology Challenge (2020). He has also been awarded as Outstanding Overseas Experts of CAS (2019, 2021), Jiangsu Entrepreneurship & Innovation Talents (2022), Changzhou Outstanding Contribution Experts (2021), Changzhou Top10 Cutting-edge Experts (2021), and etc. His research interests include high-energy density batteries and materials, all-solid-state batteries and materials, Interfacial analyses/treatment, Failure analysis and advanced characterization techniques.

      Table of Contents

      Air/Water Stability Problems and Solutions for Lithium Batteries

      Ming Yang, Liquan Chen, Hong Li, Fan Wu

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2022, Article ID 9842651, 41 pages, 2022

      20 μm-Thick Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12-Based Flexible Solid Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries

      Qingya Guo, Fanglin Xu, Lin Shen, Shungui Deng, Zhiyan Wang, Mengqi Li, Xiayin Yao

      Energy Material Advances, vol. 2022, Article ID 9753506, 8 pages, 2022