Solid-state battery (SSB) research has experienced an explosion worldwide, driven by increased demand for advanced electric vehicle batteries. However, there are many practical and fundamental challenges in the SSB development, which requires a balance of performance metrics,safety, and compatibility with existing manufacturing techniques. Fundamentally, SSBs present different challenges than liquid electrolyte systems, owing to additional mechanical constraints imposed by the solid electrolyte and the distinctive properties of multiple interfaces and interphases. Commercial adoption of SSBs has thus been hindered at least by limited understanding of the complex interplay between electrochemical stability, interfacial phenomena, morphological evolution, and mechanical degradation.
In this symposium, we aim to bring researchers from academia and industry together to share a vision of how practical challenges can be overcome through materials and device design that is informed by critical insights obtained from experiments, simulations, and theories. The symposium thus will bring together researchers working on these aspects, with an emphasis on critical design principles of advanced SSBs. A key focus of the symposium is to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary understanding of coupled electro-chemo-mechanical phenomena in SSBs. All forms of solid electrolytes will be considered, including ceramics, glasses, polymers and composites.
University of Michigan
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Mechanical Engineering & School of Materials Science and Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
UM-SJTU Joint institute