Special Issue "Electrolytes for High-Performance Rechargeable Batteries"
A special issue of Liquids (ISSN 2673-8015).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021).
Interests: organic physical chemistry; advanced electrolytes for energy storage application; interfacial electrochemistry; phenomena and processes; high throughput experimentation
Existing battery technologies still face performance and cost challenges, including barriers in specific energy, energy density, service life, and charge efficiency at high rates, originating from the fundamental behavior of the active and inactive materials used. With all their benefits and drawbacks, electrolyte play a key, critical role in terms of design and control of electrode processes as well as regarding material interactions, performance, long-term stability, cost, and the safety of a battery. The chemistry of electrolytes and their interaction with anode and cathode materials is complex and yet not fully understood, thus representing a delicate balance of various properties. A systematic experimental approach allows understanding the structure–property–performance relationship and impact on the overall battery chemistry, thus enabling further tailoring of electrolyte properties for targeted application. Despite our limited knowledge, modern requirements for battery electrolytes call for development of sophisticated electrolyte solutions with multifunctional components, able to simultaneously fulfill several duties of vital importance as well as a profound understanding and elucidation of interfacial electrochemistry and processes. This can be regarded as a paradigm shift in order to increase the efficiency and safety of lithium-based and post-lithium-based batteries when compared with contemporary technologies.
Dr. Isidora Cekic-Laskovic
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- electrochemical energy storage
- electrode–electrolyte interface
- multifunctional electrolyte components
- structure–property–performance relationship
- transport properties
- mechanistic study