2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Call for Papers

Symposium EN05—Chemomechanical and Interfacial Challenges in Energy Storage and Conversion—Batteries and Fuel Cells

Interfacial chemistry and mechanics interplay at the nanometric scale and collectively govern the functionalities of redox active materials. Understanding the relationship between the two can inform the design of materials electrochemistry with optimal chemomechanical properties for long-life and reliable energy devices. Electrochemical reactions involve constant mass and charge transport across the electrode and electrolyte interfaces. These transport processes can introduce formation of interfacial species, defects and phase transformation in the vicinity of the interface. Extensive interfacial reactions can ultimately lead to the chemical and structural transformation at the length scale beyond the interface and through the bulk of participating materials. The reversibility of these processes essentially governs the performance metrics (e.g., efficiency, life, energy, power) of these devices. In the last few years, we have witnessed a huge wave of fundamental studies in unraveling the interfacial materials electrochemistry and its relationship with the chemomechanical properties. The rapid advancement of in situ characterization tools has enriched the community’s understanding of chemomechanical and interfacial challenges, and a number of successful characterization-driven discoveries have been reported in this domain. Specifically, synchrotron X-ray techniques stand out as one of the most effective methods that allows for nearly nondestructive probing of materials characteristics such as electronic and geometric structures with various depth sensitivities through spectroscopy, scattering, and imaging capabilities. These characterization tools are complemented by the state of the art electron and neutron spectroscopy and microscopy. The symposium will highlight current progress of advanced experimental and computational methodologies in understanding and improving the chemomechanical and interfacial properties of electrochemical materials for energy storage and conversion. It is intended to bring experts from materials science, chemistry, engineering and mechanics interested in energy conversion, and storage to review current state of art and formulate the outstanding research needs and grand challenges in the chemomechanical and interfacial properties in advanced electrochemical energy materials.

Topics will include:

  • Interfacial chemistry of lithium, sodium, potassium and magnesium batteries
  • Electrochemistry and mechanics of batteries, fuel cell, and solid-state batteries
  • Advanced characterization techniques including but not limited to synchrotron, electron and neutron methods
  • Multi-scale modeling, simulation, and theory of advanced energy materials mechanics and interfaces
  • Mechanics-guided material design and optimization
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Plamen Atanassov (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Veronica Augustyn (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Corsin Battaglia (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)
  • Hailong Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jang Wook Choi (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • William Chueh (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jakub Drnec (European Synchrotron Research Facility, France)
  • Yongsheng Hu (Institute of Physics, China)
  • Kurt Johanns (KLA-Tencor, USA)
  • Marc Kamlah (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Byoung-Woo Kang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Robert Kee (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Hansu Kim (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Jiangyu Li (University of Washington, USA)
  • Yijin Liu (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Ping Liu (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Corey Love (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Liqiang Mai (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
  • Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yifei Mo (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Feng Pan (Peking University, China)
  • Yue Qi (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Joaquin Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Yoonwoo Shin (Samsung Research America, USA)
  • Taeseup Song (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Vojislav Stamenkovic (Argonne National Lab, USA)
  • Johanna Weker (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Bilge Yildiz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Kejie Zhao
Purdue University
6179997207, kjzhao@purdue.edu

Yoon Seok Jung
Hanyang University, Korea
Republic of Korea
82-2-2220-2394, yoonsjung@hanyang.ac.kr

Feng Lin
Virginia Tech
540-231-4067, fenglin@vt.edu

Iryna Zenyuk
University of California Irvine
(949) 824-6466, iryna.zenyuk@uci.edu