2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Call for Papers

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:

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

Symposium Organizers

Jennifer Rupp
Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
617-253-4477, jrupp@mit.edu

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

Jeff Sakamoto
University of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
734-763-2219, jeffsaka@umich.edu

Kazunori Takada
National Institute for Materials Science

Keywords for Abstract Submission

alkali metal, composite electrodes, interfaces, solid-state batteries, solid-state electrolytes