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.