6th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

November 6 - 7, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS 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. Lithium metal anodes are decisive components as they determine cycling stability and specific energy, also in solid state batteries. A topical session will address lithium metal processing, protective coatings and new lithium metal electrode architectures. Novel materials such as nanostructured carbon/sulfur composite cathodes, solid electrolytes and alloy-based anodes are crucial to significantly enhance the cell performance.

Following the great success of our previous Lithium-Sulfur Battery Workshops, this year’s symposium will again bring together an international audience of scientists and industrial customers. Renowned experts will present the latest results, new materials, processes and applications in the field of lithium-sulfur batteries.

Plenary lectures by internationally renowned speakers as well as an exhibition running concurrently to the conference will offer delegates excellent possibilities to get acquainted with the latest developments and research results. A poster session will complement the comprehensive technical program.

Our general topics:

  • electrode materials
  • lithium metal anodes
  • separators and electrolytes
  • mechanisms
  • cell design and manufacturing
  • applications for Li-S-Batteries

We are very pleased to confirm the following speakers:

  • Prof. Masayoshi Watanabe, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Dr. Elena Karaseva, Ufa Institute of Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Prof. Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Prof. Jürgen Janek, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
  • Dr. Yuichi Aihara, Samsung R&D Institute Japan
  • Stephen Lawes, OXIS Energy Limited, UK
  • Dr. Benjamin Schumm, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
  • Joscha Schnell, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Dr. Elena Kuzmina, Ufa Institute of Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Mark Griffiths, EndLiS Energy, USA
  • Dr. Susanne Dörfler, Fraunhofer IWS, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Qi He, TU München, Germany
  • Guillaume Tonin, CEA Grenoble, France
  • Dr. Kevin R. Zavadil, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Prof. Jian Chen, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Dr. Monica Marinescu, Imperial College, UK
  • Gleb Ivanov, Sigma Lithium Ltd, UK


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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