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Call for Papers

Symposium EE6—Research Frontiers on Liquid-Solid Interfaces in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Systems

In batteries, fuel cells, water splitting/oxygen reduction, and other electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, effectiveness and stability of the solid-liquid interface is directly correlated to the performance and lifetime of an electrochemical device. A mechanistic understanding of the interfacial reactions and processes occurring at the solid and liquid interface is needed to provide the scientific underpinning for the design of next-generation electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices. This requires technique development for characterization of local structures and non-equilibrium dynamics at interfaces at high spatial resolution (down to nm scale), time resolution (millisecond or lower) and high chemical sensitivity (spanning from light element H, Li, O to heavy metals). Moreover, the direct comparison of experimental results with modeling of the interfacial chemistry under realistic conditions is a key to the basic understanding of complex interfaces.

The goal of this symposium is to create a forum for fundamental understanding about the charge transfer, ionic transport and heterogeneous reactions at these interfaces and the effect of nano-scale, crystal orientations and other various factors on these phenomena. Similarities and differences between batteries, fuel cells, and other electrochemical systems will be highlighted. Abstracts are particularly encouraged on the development of new sample environment and model electrodes of defined orientations and surface structures that allow the imaging of fundamental phenomena and processes occurring at liquid/solid interfaces in operando and permit direct correlation with atomistic modeling.

Topics will include:

  • In-situ/operando and other advanced characterization techniques for probing liquid-solid interfaces with high spatial, time resolution and/or chemical sensitivity
  • New computational techniques for modeling liquid-solid interfaces
  • Fundamental investigation of electrode/electrolyte interfaces in batteries, fuel cells and other electrochemical systems
  • Discovery and control of interfacial phenomena, such as ion (de) solvation, transport across liquid-solid interfaces/interphases, and electrodeposition in batteries and other electrochemical systems
  • New design of organic/inorganic electrolytes, ionic liquids and liquid-solid interfaces for batteries, fuel cells and other electrochemical systems

Invited Speakers:

  • Glenn Amatucci (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Oleg Borodin (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Gerbrand Ceder (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Nancy Dudney (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Paul Fenter (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Steve Greenbaum (City University of New York, USA)
  • Clare Grey (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Masaaki Hirayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Mark Hybertsen (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Petr Novak (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • Yuuki Orikasa (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Miguel Salmeron (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Osamu Sugino (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Vanessa Wood (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Kang Xu (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Kevin Zavadil (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Feng Wang
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Sustainable Energy Technologies
631-344-4388, fwang@bnl.gov

Ryoji Kanno
Tokyo Institute of Technology
81-045-9245401, kanno@echem.titech.ac.jp

Kevin Leung
Sandia National Laboratories
Surface and Interface Sciences Department
505-8441588, kleung@sandia.gov

Shirley Meng
University of California, San Diego
Department of NanoEngineering
858-822-4247, shmeng@ucsd.edu