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."