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2021 roadmap on lithium sulfur batteries

2021 roadmap on lithium sulfur batteries
2021 roadmap on lithium sulfur batteries

Batteries that extend performance beyond the intrinsic limits of Li-ion batteries are among the most important developments required to continue the revolution promised by electrochemical devices. Of these next-generation batteries, lithium sulfur (Li S) chemistry is among the most commercially mature, with cells offering a substantial increase in gravimetric energy density, reduced costs and improved safety prospects. However, there remain outstanding issues to advance the commercial prospects of the technology and benefit from the economies of scale felt by Li-ion cells, including improving both the rate performance and longevity of cells. To address these challenges, the Faraday Institution, the UK s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage science and technology, launched the Lithium Sulfur Technology Accelerator (LiSTAR) programme in October 2019. This Roadmap, authored by researchers and partners of the LiSTAR programme, is intended to highlight the outstanding issues that must be addressed and provide an insight into the pathways towards solving them adopted by the LiSTAR consortium. In compiling this Roadmap we hope to aid the development of the wider Li S research community, providing a guide for academia, industry, government and funding agencies in this important and rapidly developing research space.

Li-metal anode, battery modelling, carbon materials, lithium sulfur batteries, polysulfide shuttle
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Robinson, James, Xi, Kai, Ferrari, Andrea C. Ferrari, Au, Heather, Titirici, Maria-Magdalena, Parra-Puerto, Andres, Kucernak, Anthony R., Fitch, Samuel, Garcia-Araez, Nuria, Brown, Zachary L., Pasta, Mauro, Furness, Liam, Kibler, Alexander J., Walsh, Darren A., Johnson, Lee R., Holc, Conrad, Newton, Graham N., Champness, Neil R., Markoulidis, Foivos, Crean, Carol, Slade, Robert C.T., Andritsos, Eleftherios I., Cai, Qiong, Babar, Shumaila, Zhang, Teng, Lekakou, Constantina, Kulkarni, Nivedita, Rettie, Alexander J.E., Jervis, Rhodri, Cornish, Michael, Marinescu, Monica, Offer, Gregory, Li, Zhuangnan, Bird, Liam, Grey, Clare P., Chhowalla, Manish, Di Lecce, Daniele, Owen, Rhodri E., Miller, Thomas S, Brett, Daniel J.L., Liatard, Sebastien, Ainsworth, David and Shearing, Paul R. (2021) 2021 roadmap on lithium sulfur batteries. Journal of Physics: Energy, 3 (3), [031501]. (doi:10.1088/2515-7655/abdb9a).

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Abstract

Batteries that extend performance beyond the intrinsic limits of Li-ion batteries are among the most important developments required to continue the revolution promised by electrochemical devices. Of these next-generation batteries, lithium sulfur (Li S) chemistry is among the most commercially mature, with cells offering a substantial increase in gravimetric energy density, reduced costs and improved safety prospects. However, there remain outstanding issues to advance the commercial prospects of the technology and benefit from the economies of scale felt by Li-ion cells, including improving both the rate performance and longevity of cells. To address these challenges, the Faraday Institution, the UK s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage science and technology, launched the Lithium Sulfur Technology Accelerator (LiSTAR) programme in October 2019. This Roadmap, authored by researchers and partners of the LiSTAR programme, is intended to highlight the outstanding issues that must be addressed and provide an insight into the pathways towards solving them adopted by the LiSTAR consortium. In compiling this Roadmap we hope to aid the development of the wider Li S research community, providing a guide for academia, industry, government and funding agencies in this important and rapidly developing research space.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 January 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 January 2021
Published date: July 2021
Additional Information: Funding Information: The Faraday Institution is acknowledged for funding through the Lithium-Sulfur Technology Accelerator (LiSTAR) project (EP/S003053/1, Grant FIRG014). T S M thanks the EPSRC for support via his Fellowship (EP/P023851/1). Funding Information: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support of the ISCF Faraday Challenge project LiSTAR (FIRG014), SOLBAT (FIRG007), and the Henry Royce Institute (through UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council grant EP/R010145/1) for capital equipment. Funding Information: Funding from the Faraday Institution LiSTAR programme (EP/S003053/1, Grant FIRG014) is gratefully acknowledged and NGA also thanks the EPSRC for an early career fellowship (EP/N024303/1). Funding Information: The authors would like to thank the Faraday Institution’s LiSTAR project (EP/S003053/1, Grant FIRG014) for funding. Funding Information: The authors thank the Faraday Institution LiSTAR programme (EP/S003053/1, FIRG014) and NRC acknowledges the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/S002995/1) for financial support. Funding Information: The authors would like to acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC Faraday Institution Lithium Sulfur Batteries Project (EP/T012404/1, Grant Number FIRG014) Funding Information: L R J gratefully acknowledges support from the SUPERGEN program and the EPSRC (EP/S001611/1). D A W, L R J, and A K are indebted to the University of Nottingham’s Beacon in Propulsion Futures and the Faraday Institution LiSTAR programme (FIRG014). Funding Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support received for conducting LiSB research by the Lithium-Sulfur Technology Accelerator (LiSTAR) project, funded by The Faraday Institution (FIRG014). Funding Information: We gratefully acknowledge funding by the Faraday Institute through the LiSTAR project (FIRG014). Funding Information: We acknowledge funding from the Faraday LiSTAR and Degradation Projects, the EU Graphene Flagship, ERC Grant HETERO2D, and EPSRC Grants EP/L016087/1, EP/K017144/1, and EP/K01711X/1. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA Medialab srl.
Keywords: Li-metal anode, battery modelling, carbon materials, lithium sulfur batteries, polysulfide shuttle

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Local EPrints ID: 447016
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447016
ISSN: 2515-7655
PURE UUID: 65744ce7-a5b5-49a9-b0ee-50b501907401
ORCID for Nuria Garcia-Araez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9095-2379

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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2021 17:34
Last modified: 11 Jun 2022 01:41

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Author: James Robinson
Author: Kai Xi
Author: Andrea C. Ferrari Ferrari
Author: Heather Au
Author: Maria-Magdalena Titirici
Author: Andres Parra-Puerto
Author: Anthony R. Kucernak
Author: Samuel Fitch
Author: Zachary L. Brown
Author: Mauro Pasta
Author: Liam Furness
Author: Alexander J. Kibler
Author: Darren A. Walsh
Author: Lee R. Johnson
Author: Conrad Holc
Author: Graham N. Newton
Author: Neil R. Champness
Author: Foivos Markoulidis
Author: Carol Crean
Author: Robert C.T. Slade
Author: Eleftherios I. Andritsos
Author: Qiong Cai
Author: Shumaila Babar
Author: Teng Zhang
Author: Constantina Lekakou
Author: Nivedita Kulkarni
Author: Alexander J.E. Rettie
Author: Rhodri Jervis
Author: Michael Cornish
Author: Monica Marinescu
Author: Gregory Offer
Author: Zhuangnan Li
Author: Liam Bird
Author: Clare P. Grey
Author: Manish Chhowalla
Author: Daniele Di Lecce
Author: Rhodri E. Owen
Author: Thomas S Miller
Author: Daniel J.L. Brett
Author: Sebastien Liatard
Author: David Ainsworth
Author: Paul R. Shearing

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