Interfacial Structure and Dynamics for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Storing electrons in chemical bonds or converting chemical energy to electrical energy in electrochemical systems requires processes including electron transfer, ion transfer, breaking and making of atomic bonds, and solvent reorganization at the interface between electrode and electrolyte. Although these processes are central to design, controlling the electrochemical reaction kinetics and selectivity of reaction products, and predicting system performance such as efficiency, lifetime, safety, etc., they are poorly understood at the molecular level. This special topic is intended to provide a platform for bringing cutting-edge experimental and modeling science together in this interdisciplinary area with the aim of identifying possible underlying correlations of interfacial processes in batteries. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of unifying methodical aspects between processes in batteries and other electrified interfaces used in hydrogen electrochemistry.
Guest Editors: Dmitry Bedrov, Yang Shao-Horn, and Robert Schlögl, with JCP Editors Angelos Michaelides and Emily Weiss and Editor-in-Chief Tim Lian