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Call for Papers

Symposium ES3—Materials for Multivalent Electrochemical Energy Storage

The development of high energy density electrochemical energy storage is dependent upon the identification of new materials and new mechanisms. To date, the most successful electrochemical energy storage has been limited to intercalation of monovalent cations (protons, lithium) and one-electron (or fewer) redox reactions. The discovery of materials that exhibit energy storage via intercalation of multivalent ions such as magnesium or that allow for more than one-electron redox would dramatically increase energy density as well as expand the spectrum of electrochemical energy storage materials chemistry. Mechanistic understanding of multivalent processes is needed, in both non-aqueous and aqueous battery chemistries. Computational studies, in situ characterization techniques, well-characterized model systems, and new materials discoveries (both organic and inorganic) are required. Of particular interest are the roles of interfacial mechanisms, including ion solvation and charge-transfer processes, on reversibility and kinetics of multivalent charge storage in materials.

This symposium will highlight the latest advances in understanding multivalent electrochemical reactions, a topic that encompasses computational and experimental materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the emerging mechanistic understanding of multivalent energy storage in different materials systems and the development of future energy storage chemistries.

Topics will include:

  • Energy storage with multivalent cations
  • Energy storage via anion redox
  • Novel electrolytes for multivalent energy storage
  • Computational studies of multivalent energy storage
  • Multivalent metallic anodes (Mg, Al, Ca)
  • Materials for multivalent intercalation, including organic materials
  • Electrode/electrolyte interfaces in multivalent energy storage

Invited Speakers:

  • Jordi Cabana (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  • Maximilian Fichtner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Alexis Grimaud (Collége de France, France)
  • Brian Ingram (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Kisuk Kang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Jun Liu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Arumugam Manthiram (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Rana Mohtadi (Toyota Research Institute of North America, USA)
  • M. Rosa Palacín (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Kristin Persson (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Valérie Pralong (CNRS CRISMAT, France)
  • Stan Whittingham (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Yan Yao (University of Houston, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Veronica Augustyn
North Carolina State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
919-515-3272, vaugust@ncsu.edu

Doron Aurbach
Bar-Ilan University
Department of Chemistry

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

Naoaki Yabuuchi
Tokyo Denki University
Department of Green and Sustainable Chemistry