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Description An ICTP Online Meeting

The workshop will discuss progress in the investigation of materials for batteries, and of the related chemical and physical processes, including lithium- and sodium-based, high-valence-ion, and metal-air batteries, electrodes and electrolytes.

Description continued: The world is likely to see an increase of the importance of energy storage in the near future. One reason is the increasing presence of renewable energy sources, most of which are intermittent in nature. Another reason is the drive towards alternatives to fossil fuels for the transportation sector. Across these fields, requirements on the storage system may be very different, for example in terms of energy and power density. For all these solutions, a key issue is the development of functional materials able to perform the required tasks efficiently, produced from safe, widely available and easy-to process raw materials. Aim of the workshop is to discuss recent progress in the investigation of materials for batteries, and of the related chemical and physical processes.

  • Alkali-ion batteries
  • Lithium-sulphur batteries
  • Batteries with high-valence ions
  • Metal-air batteries
  • Experimental techniques
  • Computational modeling of materials

G. CEDER, UC Berkeley, USA
R. DOMINKO, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
A. FRANCO, University of Picardie, France
Y. GOGOTSI, Drexel University, USA
F. LA MANTIA, Bremen University, Germany
L. YASHINA, Moscow State University, Russia
A. WALSH, Imperial College London, UK    

Registration: There is no registration fee.
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  • Thursday, 5 May 2022
    • 14:20 - 17:30
      • 14:20 Workshop opening 10'
      • 14:30 2D Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) for Electrochemical Energy Storage 1h0'
        Speaker: Yury GOGOTSI (Drexel University, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:30 Coffee break 1h0'
      • 16:30 Resource-Friendly and Inexpensive Energy Storage through Engineering of the Electronic Structure and Ionic Transport Properties of Materials 1h0'
        Speaker: Gerbrand CEDER (Berkeley, University of California, USA)
        Material: Abstract
  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
    • 13:30 - 19:00
      • 13:30 Opportunities and challenges of multivalent batteries 1h0'
        Speaker: Robert DOMINKO (National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia)
        Material: Abstract
      • 14:30 Mechanistic studies of Li-O2 batteries 1h0'
        Speaker: Lada YASHINA (Moscow State University, Russia)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:30 Group Photo 5'
      • 15:35 Coffee break 25'
      • 16:00 Poster parade 1h0'
      • 17:00 Poster session 2h0'
  • Thursday, 19 May 2022
    • 14:00 - 16:30
      • 14:00 Anharmonic vibrations of superionic conductors 1h0'
        Speaker: Aron WALSH (Imperial College London, UK)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Sodium Batteries for Mobile and Stationary Energy Storage 1h0'
        Speaker: Stefano PASSERINI (Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Germany)
        Material: Abstract
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022
    • 14:30 - 18:10
      • 14:30 Dynamic multi-frequency analysis: an operando tool to probe the dynamic behaviour of electrochemical systems and reactions 1h0'
        Speaker: Fabio LA MANTIA (Bremen University, Germany)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:30 Coupling Experimentation with Multiscale Modeling and Machine Learning to Optimize Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing 1h0'
        Speaker: Antonio Alejandro FRANCO (Universite De Picardie Jules Verne, France)
        Material: Abstract
      • 16:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 17:00 Next-Generation Lithium-Metal Batteries for a More Sustainable Energy Future 1h0'
        Speaker: Young-Hye NA (IBM, USA)
        Material: Abstract
      • 18:00 Workshop closing 10'