2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium EN04—Dual-Ion Batteries as an Emerging Technology for Sustainable Energy Storage—Anion Storage Materials and Full Dual-Ion Battery Devices

This symposium will focus on the past, current and rising dual-ion battery (DIB) technologies. The symposium will consist of two separate parts, which could have mutual interest and even overlap. The first part of this symposium will be focusing on the development of dual-graphite/carbon batteries which will be limited to salts consisting of Li ions. The key foci for contributions should be on the basic science behind DIBs, existing limitations and hindrances, but also how new significant breakthroughs may lead to the practical applications of this technology. Categories in this part of the symposium should include both anode and cathode development as well as developments in electrolyte formulations. Materials and surface modifications should be included to elucidate how structure-property relationships play a role in improving DIB performance. The second part of this symposium will then concentrate on systems that go beyond graphitic materials and those that use salts that do not use any Li, such as sodium, potassium and aluminum based salts, which are a recent hot topic. Furthermore, this part of the symposium should address challenges with graphite and reasons for pursuing directions beyond graphite. This symposium will bring together scientists and engineers from all over the world to advance DIB technology and increase its awareness in the Energy Storage Field and hopefully identify opportunities for market penetration in renewable energy storage. DIBs can be very competitive in cost for large-scale stationary storage because both the cathode and anode of DIBs can be made of low-cost redox-amphoteric carbonaceous materials. Solicited abstracts will encompass the following areas of DIBs: Dual graphite dual-ion batteries, anode optimization, beyond lithium electrolytes, beyond graphite cathode materials, materials and surface modification for performance enhancement, and addressing challenges for market penetration of dual-ion batteries.

Topics will include:

  • Dual-Graphite/Carbon batteries for energy storage
  • Dual-Ion Batteries for energy storage: anion insertion cathodes beyond graphite
  • Dual-Ion Batteries for energy storage: beyond graphite anodes
  • Electrolyte tailoring – solvents and additives – for DIBs
  • Aluminum/Graphite Dual-Ion Batteries
  • Beyond Li-salts for DIB electrolyte formulation
  • Insights into anion insertion mechanisms
  • Material/Surface modification of electrodes
  • Electrode structural evolution
  • Impacts due to electrode morphology
  • Aqueous DIBs
  • Potential application for DIBs
  • Kinetics for anion storage
  • Analysis of gas formation in DIBs
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Nerea Casado (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
  • Yang Chongyin (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Xinliang Feng (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany)
  • Thomas F. Miller III (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Tatsumi Ishihara (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Xiulei Ji (Oregon State University, USA)
  • Naoya Kobayashi (TOC Capacitor Co., Ltd., Japan)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Elizabeth Castillo Martinez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Kohei Miyazaki (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Hongyu Wang (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Yao Wang (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Martin Winter (Universität Münster, Germany)
  • Jens Wrogemann (University of Münster, Germany)
  • Hui Ying Yang (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
  • Wei Zhang (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Ismael Rodríguez Pérez
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Stationary Energy Storage

Birgit Esser
Universität Freiburg
Institute for Organic Chemistry

Tobias Placke
University of Münster
MEET Battery Research Center, Materials

Denis Yu
City University of Hong Kong
School of Energy and Environment
+852-3442-6885, denisyu@cityu.edu.hk