Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Advances in High-Energy Density Batteries

1st Edition - May 27, 2022

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  • Editors: Prashant Kumta, Aloysius Hepp, Moni Datta, Oleg Velikokhatnyi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196762

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Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries provide an alternative to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and are showing promise for providing much higher energy densities. Systems utilizing Li-S batteries are presently under development and early stages of commercialization. This technology is being developed in order to provide higher, safer levels of energy at significantly lower costs. Lithium-Sulfur Batteries: Advances in High-Energy Density Batteries addresses various aspects of the current research in the field of sulfur cathodes and lithium metal anode including abundance, system voltage, and capacity. In addition, it provides insights into the basic challenges faced by the system. The book includes novel strategies to prevent polysulfide dissolution in sulfur-based systems while also exploring new materials systems as anodes preventing dendrite formation in Li metal anodes.

Key Features

  • Provides insight into the basic challenges faced by the materials system
  • Discusses additives and suppressants to prevent dissolution of electrolyes
  • Includes a review of the safety limitations associated with this technology
  • Incorporates a historical perspective into the development of lithium-sulfur batteries


Materials Scientists and Engineers in academia and R&D; Mechanical and Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the lithium-sulfur system: technology and electric vehicle applications
    Tobias Glossmann, Abhishek Raj, Tea Pajan, and Elizaveta Buch
    2. Solid electrolytes for lithium-sulfur batteries
    Eleni Temeche and Richard Laine
    3. Applications of metal-organic frameworks for lithium-sulfur batteries
    Si-Cheng Wan and Fu-Sheng Ke
    4. Multiscale modeling of physicochemical interactions in lithium-sulfur battery electrodes
    Partha P. Mukherjee, Zhixiao Liu, Feng Hao, and Bairav S. Vishnugopi
    5. Reliable HPLC-MS method for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of dissolved polysulfide ions during the operation of lithium-sulfur batteries
    Dong Zheng, Tianyao Ding, and Deyang Qu 
    6. Modeling of electrode, electrolyte as well as interfaces related to lithium-sulfur batteries
    Venkat Srinivasan and Aashutosh Mistry
    7. Recent progress in fundamental understanding of selenium-doped sulfur cathodes during charging and discharging with various electrolytes
    Gui-Liang Xu, Chen Zhao, Tianshou Zhao and Khalil Amine
    8. Suppression of lithium dendrite growth in lithium-sulfur batteries
    XiaoLong Xu and Hao Wang
    9. The role of advanced host materials and binders for improving lithium-sulfur battery performance
    Shahid Hussain, Naseem Akhtar, Muhammad Sufyan Javed, and Awais Ahmad
    10. Future of lithium-sulfur batteries: the criticality of solid electrolytes
    Patrick Bonner and John Muldoon
    11. New approaches to high energy density cathode and anode architectures for lithium-sulfur batteries
    Moni K. Datta, Ramalinga Kuruba, Prasada Rao Talakonda, Oleg I. Velikokhatnyi, and Prashant N. Kumta
    12. A solid-state approach to a lithium-sulfur battery
    Muhammad Khurram Tufail, Syed Shoaib Ahmad Shah, Shahid Hussain, Tayyaba Najam, and Muhammad Kashif Aslam
    13. State estimation methodologies for lithium-sulfur battery management systems
    Faten Ayadi, Daniel J. Auger, Abbas Fotouhi, and Neda Shateri
    14. Batteries for aeronautics and space exploration: recent developments and future prospects
    Aloysius F. Hepp, Prashant N. Kumta, Oleg I. Velikokhatnyi, and Moni K. Datta

Product details

  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196762

About the Editors

Prashant Kumta

Prashant Kumta,Ph.D. obtained a Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1990. Professor Kumta is the Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor at University of Pittsburgh. He is the author/co-author of over 150 refereed journal publications and has given more than 200 conference presentations with more than 66 invited presentations. He is a recognized authority in the area of advance Li-ion batteries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Edward R. Weidlein Chair Professor, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Aloysius Hepp

Aloysius F. Hepp earned a PhD in Inorganic Photochemistry in 1983 from MIT. He retired in December 2016 from the Photovoltaic & Electrochemical Systems Branch of the NASA Glenn Research Center. Dr. Hepp has co-authored nearly 200 publications (including six patents) focused on processing of thin film and nanomaterials for I-III-VI solar cells, Li-ion batteries, integrated power devices and flight experiments, and precursors and spray pyrolysis deposition of sulfides and carbon nanotubes. He has co-edited twelve books on advanced materials processing, energy conversion and electronics, biomimicry and aerospace technologies. He is currently Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (MSSP) and is currently the chair of the International Advisory Board of MSSP, as well as serving on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Mater. Sci. and Engin. B and Heliyon - all Elsevier journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Technologist, Nanotech Innovations LLC and Science Advisory Board Member, CoreWater Technologies, Inc., Oberlin, OH, USA

Moni Datta

Moni K. Datta is an Assistant Professor at the Bioengineering Department of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Oleg Velikokhatnyi

Oleg I. Velikokhatnyi is an Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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