Symposium EN04—Dual-Ion Batteries as an Emerging Technology for Sustainable Energy Storage—Anion Storage Materials and Full Dual-Ion Battery Devices
This symposium will focus on the past, current and rising dual-ion battery (DIB) technologies. The symposium will consist of two separate parts, which could have mutual interest and even overlap. The first part of this symposium will be focusing on the development of dual-graphite/carbon batteries which will be limited to salts consisting of Li ions. The key foci for contributions should be on the basic science behind DIBs, existing limitations and hindrances, but also how new significant breakthroughs may lead to the practical applications of this technology. Categories in this part of the symposium should include both anode and cathode development as well as developments in electrolyte formulations. Materials and surface modifications should be included to elucidate how structure-property relationships play a role in improving DIB performance. The second part of this symposium will then concentrate on systems that go beyond graphitic materials and those that use salts that do not use any Li, such as sodium, potassium and aluminum based salts, which are a recent hot topic. Furthermore, this part of the symposium should address challenges with graphite and reasons for pursuing directions beyond graphite. This symposium will bring together scientists and engineers from all over the world to advance DIB technology and increase its awareness in the Energy Storage Field and hopefully identify opportunities for market penetration in renewable energy storage. DIBs can be very competitive in cost for large-scale stationary storage because both the cathode and anode of DIBs can be made of low-cost redox-amphoteric carbonaceous materials. Solicited abstracts will encompass the following areas of DIBs: Dual graphite dual-ion batteries, anode optimization, beyond lithium electrolytes, beyond graphite cathode materials, materials and surface modification for performance enhancement, and addressing challenges for market penetration of dual-ion batteries.