Focus Issue on Energy Storage Research in China

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society invites submissions for a 2022 Focus Issue centered on energy storage research in China. Under the Paris Agreement, China committed to peak its CO2 emissions and to supply 20 percent of its energy demand using non-fossil sources by 2030. Energy storage technologies are required in order to promote renewable energy sources utilization and economic performance. China’s energy storage research develops rapidly, especially in the field of “beyond lithium-ion” technologies. This focus issue aims to present transformational advances in scalable energy storage to go beyond the current state of the art lithium-ion batteries.

This virtual issue focuses on papers covering the following topics:

  • Research in Li and Na solid state batteries, including development of solid electrolytes, cell design and manufacturing, and interfacial engineering and characterization;
  • New concepts and demonstration of multivalent batteries including electrode materials and electrolyte development;
  • Research of inorganic and organic redox flow batteries including design and fabrication of membrane, electrochemistry of reactions in anolytes and catholytes, and strategies addressing critical aspects of operation;
  • First principles simulations and machine learning models for battery and electrolyte materials.

Reviews, critical reviews, and perspective papers welcomed.

Accepting submissions: July 22, 2021 | Submission deadline: October 20, 2021


(When submitting, indicate that the paper is intended for the Energy Storage Research in China focus issue.)

Visit the ECS website for author submission instructions and requirements of each article type.

Guest Editors

Hong Li, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China |
Yi-chun Lu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong |
Kai Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China |
Haijun Yu, Beijing University of Technology, China |
Kothandaraman Ramanujam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India |
Chunmei Ban, University of Colorado Boulder, U.S. |
Venkataraman Thangadurai, University of Calgary, Canada |

Technical Editor

Doron Aurbach, Bar-llan University, Israel |


Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. |

Articles are published in a standard issue of the journal as they are accepted. If selected at submission, accepted papers are published online in the ECS Digital Library within 24 hours of scheduling for publication. The version of record is published online within approximately 10 days of final acceptance.

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