The Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES) is publishing focus issues related to IMLB (International Meeting on Lithium Batteries) beginning with the 2014 meeting. Important to note is that this focus issue is completely Open Access, enabling a much broader audience to read these papers than would have access with a subscription-only issue.
Twenty-one papers have here been selected for this focus issue. These papers touch upon many important new aspects in the field and illustrate well the wide spectrum of topics that were discussed at the IMLB 2014 meeting.
The most important international conference event in the Li battery community is the biannual International Meeting on Lithium Batteries; a conference series founded by Bruno Scrosati which began 33 years ago. The IMLB meeting can, in fact, be seen as among the most important conferences related to power sources in general.
The last meeting was held in Como, Italy, June 9-14, 2014, and was chaired by Dr. Scrosati. The co-chairs were Peter Bruce, Rosa Palacin, Jean-Marie Tarascon, Josh Thomas, Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, and Doron Aurbach. New directions in Li battery development were the special focus of this meeting. More than 50 talks and 600 posters were presented covering these new areas and related topics (including Na and Mg batteries), along with relevant analytical, engineering, and computational studies.
The next IMLB meeting will take place in the summer of 2016 in Chicago and will be chaired by Khalil Amine from Argonne National Laboratory.