Deadline for submitting abstracts
December 2, 2019
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Symposium L05: Composite Electrodes
Symposium focus: Multicomponent composite electrodes are an essential feature of a variety of electrochemical devices such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hybrid systems, and their proper design is key to ensuring that optimum kinetics and mass transport are achieved during operation. Several phases must meet in these composite systems, such as a gas diffusion electrode of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell, for the electrochemistry to take place, which requires the combination of good materials selection and processing protocols. Significant work has been devoted to understanding what goes on inside these electrode layers. As materials synthesis, electrode design, and materials processing science have made significant advances in the past five to 10 years, the performance of electrochemical devices has improved dramatically (i.e., Li-ion battery gravimetric energy density). However, many electrode design challenges still remain in order to meet the ultimate energy and cost targets set by industry and demanded by the market. Papers are sought which address any of the following topics, but are not limited to: electrode design for electrochemical applications, structured electrode architectures (grading, 3-D printed, patterned, etc.), materials electrochemistry, mass transport phenomena, over potential analysis, modeling, and processing and materials integration. In addition, contributions describing science based approaches to analyzing the structure and function of such materials are welcome. This includes work on visualizing the internal interfaces, measuring properties of the composites, modeling work describing the behavior of the system, and other methods designed to extract information about optimal electrodes.
Invited Speakers: This symposium will feature six to eight prominent invited speakers.