Symposium ET06—Advanced Materials and Chemistries for High-Energy and Safe Rechargeable Batteries
This symposium will cover recent advances in material science and electrochemistry for high energy and safe rechargeable battery technologies.
The prevalence and anticipation of improved electrical vehicles has stimulated great demand on the generation of high energy and safe rechargeable batteries. In addition to the development of superior Li-ion batteries, sulfur and air batteries, there has been extensive effort directed to the revival of Li-metal batteries and Zn batteries recently. High energy aqueous batteries and some new materials/chemistries recently have also emerged for high energy applications. It appears an opportune time to summarize the progress made in the field and to address the challenges and directions for future research. This symposium will serve as such the major platform to cover the most significant advances in these research areas. It will focus on materials and design for intrinsically safe operation of Li metal and Zinc based technologies but welcome all aspects of materials development (cathode, anode, membrane, solid/liquid electrolyte), novel chemistries and battery structure design to promote the battery energy density and safe operation. Submissions will be encouraged to cover a wide range of materials science, materials chemistry, theory, simulation and material/device characterization.