Materials Research Society – 2019 Spring Meeting and Exhibit
Monday 22nd April - Friday 26th April
Call for papers deadline for symposium ES02 will re-open 14 Dec – 11 Jan for “late breaking news”!
The 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.
Energy Storage Cluster topics include:
- Symposium ES01—Organic Materials in Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Symposium ES02—Next-Generation Intercalation Batteries (see below for details)
- Symposium ES04—Solid-State Electrochemical Energy Storage
- Symposium QN05—Emerging Thermal Materials—From Nanoscale to Multiscale Thermal Transport, Energy Conversion, Storage and Thermal Management
And many more topics here.
Symposium ES02—Next-Generation Intercalation Batteries:
Safer, less expensive, and larger scale solutions for energy storage require a highly interdisciplinary approach to meet the growing demands of society.
Batteries based on intercalation chemistry offer some of the highest energy densities, but presently must compromise in terms of safe operation and price. Developing new materials that can revolutionise energy storage requires a holistic view of these devices, and an understanding of how their constituent materials perform at all length scales; from the unit cell to microstructural morphology.
This symposium will explore the state-of-the-art of materials design for Li-, Na-, and Mg-ion batteries. There will be a strong focus on the development of new intercalation electrodes and solid electrolytes, with particular emphasis on the crystal chemistry that allows reversible (de)intercalation of ions. Contributions are encouraged on in situ and operando techniques used to study changes in electronic structure and local ion coordination environments. The symposium will also explore the complementary insight offered by computational and multiscale modeling for characterising ion-conduction mechanisms and rates. These sessions will provide a forum where experimental and computational materials scientists can discuss the fundamental and technological challenges of developing new Li-(Na-,Mg-)ion battery materials, and identify ways to overcome present limitations with respect to safety concerns and the high manufacturing costs.