2020 MRS Fall Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN07—Innovative Materials and Cell Design, Processing and Manufacturing Strategies for Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state electrolyte materials have the potential to make batteries safer, more energy-dense, and longer-lasting. While several classes of promising solid electrolyte material classes exist, including ceramics, conductive polymers, and their composites, their integration and assembly into a full device presents unique challenges due to the chemical complexity of the interfaces between the solid materials. Breakthroughs in understanding and controlling the properties of solid-solid interfaces, both during processing and cell operation, developing cell designs enabling high energy density and long-time stability, as well as introducing advanced strategies for their processing and manufacturing are thus crucial to the advancement of next-generation energy storage systems.

This symposium aims at going beyond the properties of individual materials towards the development of full solid-state energy storage devices. It will cover the latest discoveries and progress in (1) understanding the fundamental mechanisms of interfacial reactions (chemical, electrochemical, electrochemomechanical) in solid-state batteries and their evolution both during processing and operation, (2) emerging processing and manufacturing techniques to synthesize and assemble solid materials into cell components and full solid-state cells, and (3) advanced experimental and theoretical methods to probe or predict interfacial reactions upon processing, manufacturing and cell operation. Recent insights into the role of protective coatings, air, moisture, and electrochemical stability of materials and interfaces, and the design of composite materials to improve battery performance will be highlighted from both experiments and simulations.

Papers that focus on solid-state batteries including novel solid-state electrolytes, interface compatibility, processing, and new cell design are encouraged to submit to this symposium. Work that focuses on the fundamental aspects of challenges in metal anodes should be submitted to the symposium ‘Overcoming the Challenges with Metal Anodes for High-energy Batteries.’ Topics focusing on beyond-Li-ion batteries such as Li-S, Li-Air, and multivalent batteries that are not addressing the challenges associated with the solid-state battery should be submitted to the symposium entitled "Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries - Materials, Architecture and Techniques."

Topics will include:

  • Solid-state ionic conductors for Li, Na, and emerging batteries
  • Solid electrolyte-electrode interfaces
  • Interface protection in solid-state batteries
  • New solid-state cell designs
  • Processing of solid-state cell components (ceramics, polymers, and composites)
  • Interfacial reactions in solid-state batteries: modeling and characterization

Invited Speakers:

  • Corsin Battaglia (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)
  • Lucienne Buannic (A123 Systems, USA)
  • Joshua Buettner-Garrett (Solid Power, USA)
  • Gerbrand Ceder (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Marca Doeff (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Keith Gregorczyk (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Sylvio Indris (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Yasutoshi Iriyama (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Payam Kaghazchi (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
  • Byoungwoo Kang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Ryoji Kanno (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Sehee Lee (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Hong Li (Institute of Physics, CAS, China)
  • Feng Lin (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
  • Zhouguang Lu (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yifei Mo (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Cewan Nan (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Linda Nazar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Elie-Elisee Paillard (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
  • Jennifer Rupp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jeff Sakamoto (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Eric Wang (Samsung Research America, USA)
  • Wolfgang Zeier (University of Giessen, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Jae Chul Kim
Stevens Institute of Technology
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (Assistant Professor)
201-216-5286, jkim7@stevens.edu

Candace Chan
Arizona State University
Materials Science and Engineering (Associate Professor)
480-727-8614, candace.chan@asu.edu

Hailong Chen
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering (Assistant Professor)

Dina Fattakhova-Rohlfing
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1) / Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (Full Professor)