Symposium EN07—Next-Generation Electrical Energy Storage—Beyond Intercalation-Type Lithium Ion
Significant improvements and cost reduction in energy storage technologies are essential for successful transition to battery-powered electric vehicles (EV) and renewable energy harvesting. This symposium addresses this need by focusing on new and/or emerging materials science and engineering directions which are expected to improve energy storage characteristics, enhance stability, improve safety, and reduce the cost of electrochemical energy storage technologies. The most promising and latest solutions for the efficient storage and release of electrical energy will be targeted as we plan to cover the most recent materials developments for high-energy and high-power rechargeable batteries. Highlighted areas include novel materials for electrodes and electrolytes, their synthesis, characterization, and modeling. Particular attention will be given to the topics of new materials development, ion/electron transport, ion storage and chemical-mechanical stability of the interfaces and interphases within nanostructured and conventional electrodes and electrolytes.
The development of improved materials for advanced energy- storage solutions for transportation, industrial equipment, electrical grid energy storage, and portable devices requires an interdisciplinary approach in which materials science and engineering is integrated with chemistry and physics. We have identified a number of such interdisciplinary topics; invited talks given by both industrial experts and leading scientists from academia and national laboratories will introduce each topic, highlight some of the latest developments, and reveal the author’s views on promising approaches which address the critical challenges. Theory and modeling will be an integral part of this symposium. Advanced characterization including in-operando approaches, unconventional routes for the fabrication of electrodes, separators, and cells as well as multifunctional and integrated devices will be covered in separate topical sections.