Symposium EN14—Materials Science and Device Engineering for Safe and Long-Life Electrochemical Energy Storage
This symposium will cover recent advances in materials science and device engineering that focus on safe and long-life electrochemical energy storage for various applications.
From portable electronics to electric vehicles and smart grids, electrochemical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, electrochemical capacitors) continue penetrating deeply to our daily life and industrial uses. With the increase of energy density and power density of these devices, safety and lifetime characteristics become increasingly critical due to the higher electrochemical activity of electrode materials and larger scale of storage systems, in which reliability becomes the first concern. In the past a few years, significant effort has been made on the development of new materials and structures that can provide better safety features and longer cycling lifetime. This includes novel electrode materials, electrolyte materials, separators, current collectors and functional additives. At the same time, novel device engineering strategies have been also explored to offer early diagnostic and safety management and protection. This symposium will provide a forum for scientists and engineers to communicate their recent progress and exchange ideas in these topics. Most recent advances in different electrochemical working systems will be covered, including safe organic/ionic liquid electrolytes, solid state electrolytes, aqueous electrolytes, and hybrid electrolyte systems. Both traditional lithium-ion chemistry and beyond lithium-ion chemistries (e.g., lithium-sulfur, lithium-metal, sodium-ion, lithium solid-state batteries) will be of interest. Submissions that report on new materials synthesis and design, advanced mechanism study related to new materials and device engineering that aim for safer and/or longer-life energy storage are encouraged.