Symposium EN02—Materials for High-Energy and Safe Electrochemical Energy Storage
This symposium will cover recent advances in the development of functional materials that deliver high energy and safe electrochemical energy storage for broad applications, such as portable electronics, electric vehicles and smart grids.
Electrochemical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, electrochemical capacitors) remain ubiquitous in modern life, from portable electronics to the emerging all electric vehicle market. With the increase in energy and power densities of these devices, safety and stability issues, due to the higher electrochemical activity of electrode/electrolyte materials and the larger scale of these storage systems, become increasingly important. In the past few years, significant efforts have been made in developing new functional materials and tuned crystal structures that can provide significantly higher energy and power densities while also addressing the pressing challenge of safety concerns. These include novel electrode and electrolyte materials, separators, current collectors and functional additives. This symposium will provide a forum for scientists and engineers to communicate their recent progress and exchange ideas on the development of functional materials for high energy and safe electrochemical energy storage. The most recent advances across electrochemical systems will be covered, including both traditional lithium-ion chemistry and beyond lithium-ion chemistries (e.g., lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal, sodium-ion, solid-state batteries), as well as electrolyte systems ranging from liquid through to solid. Pathways for pushing higher energy densities for real-world application will be of interest. Submissions that report on materials synthesis and design, advanced characterization techniques for mechanistic studies, and computational insights from modeling that aim for high energy and safe energy storage are encouraged.