5th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

5th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

November 21 - 22, 2016, International Congress Center Dresden

Workshop "Lithium-Schwefel-Batterien"
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Workshop "Lithium-Schwefel-Batterien"

Lithium-sulfur batteries are the most promising choice for future energy storage systems. Novel materials such as nanostructured carbon/sulfur composite cathodes, solid electrolytes and alloybased anodes are expected to significantly enhance the cell’s performance.

Following the great success of our previous Lithium-Sulfur Battery Workshops, this year’s symposium brought again together an international audience of scientists and industrial customers.

Renowned experts presented the latest results, new materials, processes and applications in the field of lithium-sulfur batteries.


Press release

Emerging markets for mobile energy storage currently boost the interest in next generation batteries.  


We invite participants of the 5th 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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