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Symposium EN09—Metal Sulfides for High Performance Electrochemical Batteries

Li-ion batteries have revolutionized the portable electronics industry but may not be able to satisfy the rising demands on high safety and high energy density. Beyond Li-ion battery chemistry, such as alkali-metal batteries and solid-state batteries are promising candidates for next-generation high energy battery systems. In these systems, metal sulfides are important materials (electrolytes or electrodes) to realize high performance batteries. For examples, sulfide solid electrolytes (i.e. Li7P3S11, Li10GP2S12) show the impressively high ionic conductivity above 10 mS cm-1 at room temperature; metal sulfide cathodes (i.e. FeS2) exhibit outstanding specific capacity in assembled batteries. So far, there have been extensive research efforts devoted on sulfide-based electrolytes or transition metal sulfide electrodes. This symposium will provide updates on the state-of-the-art research on metal sulfides on new materials chemistry, synthesis methods, interface studies, characterizations, manufacturing, device demonstration, bringing together numerous scientist and engineers across multi-disciplines from national and international.

Topics will include:

  • Novel sulfide-based solid electrolytes (SE) design and synthesis
  • Theoretical simulations (DFT, MD) on new materials design, and ion diffusion dynamics
  • Interface studies and stabilization between SE with alkali metal anode or cathode materials
  • Advanced manufacturing and processing for electrodes and electrolytes (i.e. sheet-type)
  • Operando characterizations (TEM, Raman, XPS, etc)
  • Dendrite formation and suppression in the metal sulfide solid state batteries
  • Electrochemomechanics of sulfide solid-state batteries
  • Metal sulfide electrodes in batteries
  • Metal-sulfur batteries with high performance

Invited Speakers:

  • Karsten Albe (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Gerbrand Ceder (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Hailong Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Olivier Delaire (Duke University, USA)
  • Brian Francisco (Solid Power LLC, USA)
  • Akitoshi Hayashi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Dongmin Im (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • M. Saiful Islam (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany)
  • Ryoji Kanno (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Jim Yang Lee (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Hong Li (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Jun Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Bettina V. Lotsch (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
  • Xiong Wen (David) Lou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Jun Lu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Arumugam Manthiram (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Y. Shirley Meng (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yifei Mo (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Linda F. Nazar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Shyue Ping Ong (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Yue Qi (Brown University, USA)
  • Xueliang (Andy) Sun (Western University, Canada)
  • Chunsheng Wang (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Donghai Wang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Martin Wilkening (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Qiang Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Hui Wang
University of Louisville
Mechanical Engineering

Yoon Seok Jung
Yonsei University
Republic of Korea

Wolfgang Zeier
University of Münster
Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

Hongli Zhu
Northeastern University

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