2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EN03-Intercalation Energy Storage Materials and Systems for Beyond Li-Ion Batteries

The next generation of electrochemical energy storage systems to compete with commercial Li-ion batteries will rely on breakthroughs in material and system innovations that balance performance and cost for particular niche markets. This symposium will cover recent developments in intercalation energy storage materials and systems of beyond Li-ion batteries. The symposium will have a special focus on design strategies at the materials and system level to enable the significant advancements of new battery concepts and technologies that can compete with Li-ion batteries. This considers either the performance and cost in niche markets such as large scale energy storage, fast charging devices, and high energy density devices, or applications that have special safety requirements or involve extreme environmental conditions. The establishment of such design strategies, however, often requires a critical understanding of structure-property and material-system relationships that are obtained through advanced characterizations, computations, synthesis and engineering.

This symposium will highlight the intercalation electrode materials for Na, K, Mg, Zn and Ca-ion batteries. Intercalation Li cathode materials with the focus on pairing with Li metal anode is also welcome. These materials are currently receiving widespread attention and are studied using advanced synthesis and electrochemical test methods in combination with novel in situ/ operando characterization approaches that include diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging techniques. Computational modeling, big data analysis and machine learning approaches are also increasingly being leveraged in electrode materials design of beyond Li-ion batteries. The synergistic application of experimental and modeling tools is enabling material innovations that can be tested in coin cells, and even in pouch and prismatic cells, making beyond Li-ion batteries increasingly viable for industrial applications. The symposium will therefore also bring industrial scientists and engineers working on advanced energy storage systems to share their visions with battery researchers in academia.

Topics will include:

  • New materials and/or new design principles of Na+, K+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Ca2+ intercalation electrodes
  • Intercalation Li cathode materials with the focus on pairing with Li metal anode
  • Computational design, modeling and machine learning data analysis
  • Advanced synthesis and crystal chemistry
  • Advanced electrochemical characterizations in coin cells as well as pouch and prismatic batteries
  • In Situ and operando techniques
  • Diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging techniques

Invited Speakers:

  • Yasunobu Ando (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Palani Balaya (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Peter Bruce (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Dany Carlier (Université de Bordeaux, France)
  • Gerbrand Ceder (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • William Chueh (Stanford University, USA)
  • Claude Delmas (Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, France)
  • Enyuan Hu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yan-Yan Hu (Florida State University, USA)
  • Won Tae Joe (LG Chem, Republic of Korea)
  • Christopher Johnson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • In Kim (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Shinichi Komaba (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • Xiaolin Li (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jun Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Shyue-Ping Ong (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Rosa Palacin (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Debra Rolison (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Zulipiya Shadike (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Dong Su (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Yuan Yang (Columbia University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xin Li
Harvard University
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Anton Van der Ven
University of California, Santa Barbara
Materials Department

Hui (Clair) Xiong
Boise State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Naoaki Yabuuchi
Yokohama National University
Department of Chemistry and Life Science

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