Symposium EN04—Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries—Materials, Architectures and Techniques
The energy of commercial lithium ion battery (LIBs) systems increases in an evolutionary manner by approximately 7% every year. To achieve revolutionary game-changing advances, however, new entirely new paradigms are required that are outside established ceramic high cathodes and predominantly graphite-based anodes. In parallel, emerging stationary application require a new paradigm in cost effectiveness, requiring transformative approaches toward reducing system watt hours per dollar. This symposium seeks to bridge the two concepts seeking materials and device architectures to bring about revolutionary rather than evolutionary advances in energy, safety, power, cyclability and/or cost, not possible with existing LIB systems. It is recognized that in-situ and operando imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy, high-throughput calculation, and multiscale characterization are the key towards understanding the structure – electrochemical performance relations for beyond-lithium. Thematically the symposium will have following thrusts: Lithium and sodium metal batteries (LMBs, SMBs) for revolutionary advances in specific energy; Solid-State Batteries (SSBs) for revolutionary advances in safety; hybrid ion capacitors (HICs) for revolutionary advances for power and cyclability; Sodium, potassium, aluminum, organic and aqueous batteries for revolutionary advances in cost and/or durability; advanced analytical and simulation methods for revolutionary advances in structural insight.