2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium ES04-Solid-State Electrochemical Energy Storage

Transitioning from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based on renewable resources creates the impetus to develop energy storage technology with higher energy density, enhanced safety, and reduced cost. Li-ion batteries (LIBs) are promising for near-term energy storage needs; however, for vehicle electrification, a step-change increase in battery performance is needed.

Toward this goal, a doubling of performance (energy density) could be achieved through the development of solid-state batteries (SSB). Instead of relying on liquid electrolytes to transport ions, solid-state batteries use a solid electrolyte.

This symposium will promote a multi-disciplinary approach to developing safer and more energy dense rechargeable alkali-based batteries by providing a forum for technical discussions spanning the entire continuum from materials design to device engineering. The symposium will cover novel materials discovery, characterization and fundamental understanding of safety, and cutting-edge battery architectures.

A complementary suite of activities focusing on battery safety, student engagement, and public outreach is tentatively planned.

Topics will include:

  • Solid-state electrolytes
  • Alkali metal/Solid-state electrolyte interface stability
  • Solid-solid ionic/electronic interfaces
  • Enabling Li metal anodes
  • Solid-state composite electrolytes
  • Hybrid polymer-ceramic composite electrolytes
  • Thin film processing of solid-state batteries
  • Mechanical properties of solid-solid interfaces
  • Are solid-state batteries safer than Li-ion?
  • 3D solid-state electrode architectures
  • Computational modeling and design of materials and devices

Invited Speakers:

  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Gary Rubloff (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Ratnakumar Bugga (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
  • Nancy Dudney (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Bruce Dunn (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • M Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Martin Winter (Universität Münster, Germany)
  • Kisuk Kang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Neil Dasgupta (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Clare Grey (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Ryoji Kanno (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Timothy Arthur (Toyota North America, USA)
  • Akitoshi Hayashi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Ce-Wen Nan (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Yue Que (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Donald Siegel (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Yoshitaka Tateyama (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Werner Weppner (University of Keil, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Kazunori Takada
National Institute for Materials Science

Jeff Sakamoto
University of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jennifer Rupp
Technische Universität München

Jurgen Janek
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut

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