Special Issue on Metal Anodes

Published 14 September, 2022


Interest in metal anodes has been increasing in recent years, due to their high specific capacity and low electrode potential. These qualities make them theoretically suitable for building high-energy-density, rechargeable secondary batteries. However, the application of metal anodes is limited by critical issues such as uneven deposition, dendrite, continuous electrolyte consumption and unstable electrode/electrolyte interfaces. These issues can result in low battery efficiency, failure and even safety accidents. In addition, there are great challenges in terms of the innovative and controllable scale preparation. This special issue focuses on highlighting recent progress, perspectives and reviews in the field.

Topics covered:

These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bulk phase regulation for high-performance metal anodes (lithium, sodium, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, etc.)
  • Protection strategies (g., surface coatingand electrolyte regulation) for stable metal anodes
  • New preparation methods (powder compacting, additive manufacturing, atomic layer deposition, etc.) for high-performance metal anodes
  • Advanced characterisation methods to analyse the metal anode and its interface
  • Novel substrate and current collector for metal deposition
  • Perspectives and reviews of research progress and modification strategies of metal anodes

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 28 February 2023

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please mention you are submitting to the “Special issue on metal anodes” in your cover letter.

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