Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems: the Next Evolution
The potential of electrochemical energy storage in batteries and electrochemical supercapacitors and pseudocapacitors is enormous, ranging from the low storage sizes for mobile electronics and other low power applications to the transportation and electric power sectors where storage sizes may be up to several megawatts. Electrochemical energy storage devices are also essential for the effective commercialisation of renewable resources such as solar and wind power.
Understanding, controlling and predicting the structure and properties of solids, and the synthesis of new compounds with novel or enhanced properties has driven the energy storage field for the past three decades. However, although the level of performance of current generation devices is sufficient for a range of applications, novel concepts for next-generation high performing electrochemical energy storage systems are needed to penetrate major new markets providing cost be reduced and safety concerns addressed.
Advanced techniques for experimentally determining the atomic level and for modelling the behaviour of materials at atomic, nano- and micro-scale, synthesis of novel compounds and porous structures and in-situ characterisation of the processes at the electrode/electrolyte interface are among the main challenges for developing new high-performance electrode materials and more performing and stable electrolytes.
The International Symposium “Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems: the Next Evolution” will emphasise breakthroughs in materials for the design and practical implementation in novel devices. Advances in electrode materials including intercalations, inorganic/organic hybrids, amorphous, micro-, nano-porous and composites materials, 3D systems, surfaces and interfaces, nanochemistry of inorganic materials, and advanced computational and characterisation techniques will be assessed along with device design, reliability, lifetime, cost, safety and environmental issues, as well as the impact of the development and application of the new concepts in practical systems.
FD-1 Chemical Storage
FD-2 Capacitive storage