We invite participants of the Lithium Sulfur Workshop (Dresden) to contribute to the
Special Issue in Energy Storage Materials (Elsevier):
Lithium Sulfur Batteries: Materials, Processes, Applications
Lithium sulfur batteries represent a new class of promising energy storage systems due to their enormous energy density for applications in electric vehicles, aircraft, and consumer products. Yet their cycling stability shows limitations and scaled production technologies need to be established to meet cost targets. New anode materials are needed to avoid the use of elemental lithium or stabilization techniques for lithium surfaces are required. Mechanistic insights using in situ technologies give valuable information with respect to degradation mechanisms and details of the conversion reactions. An integrated approach is necessary to address all aspects of battery lifetime at materials, processing, and system level. The development of novel cathode, and anode materials but also electrolytes and separator coatings contribute equally to the success of sulfur batteries. Sodium sulfur batteries are at the forefront of research but require systematic electrolyte and anode development.
The special issue “Lithium sulfur batteries” highlights forefront materials research in this exciting field, in particular inviting contributions addressing new sulfur battery materials and components, their production technologies, nanostructured and 2D materials, electrochemical investigations, in situ mechanistic studies as well as electrolyte interfaces.
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