Special Issue “Lithium-Ion Battery: Material Design and Mechanism Research”

An international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal of the MDPI family International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067, IF 6.208, Q1/Q2 ) launches a Special Issue “Lithium-Ion Battery: Material Design and Mechanism Research”.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Evgeniay A. Il’ina
Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: lithium-ion solid electrolytes; garnet structure; Li7La3Zr2O12; electrode materials; interfaces; all-solid-state battery

Lithium-ion batteries have a wide range of applications due to their high specific energy density and power density. They are used in laptops, mobile phones, electro tools, and other compact devices. However, for electric vehicles, military, and space technology, traditional lithium-ion batteries require higher energy density, enhanced environmental performance, and lower costs. Moreover, a deeper understanding of the processes in lithium-ion batteries and ways for their improvement is required. Currently, a conception of all-solid-state battery has been proposed because such power sources have a number of advantages: a wider operating temperature range; performance in extreme conditions; increased inertness to aggressive media and high pressures; and greater stability during depressurization. However, a resistance at the solid–solid interface, as a rule, is higher than at the solid–liquid interface due to a point contact. Derivation of the composition–property–structure dependence for the optimization of transport properties of solid electrolytes and electrodes is also a topical research task. Solving these problems is an important scientific task that allows expanding the range of the lithium, lithium–sulfur, and lithium-ion batteries.

The present Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the current research on promising electrolytes and electrode materials, their crystal design, charge transfer features, and interface problems for the creation of high-energy power sources with the required characteristics.

This Special Issue is supervised by Dr. Evgeniay A. Il’ina and assisted by our Topical Advisory Panel Member Dr. Svetlana Pershina (Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of the RAS). For this Special Issue on “Lithium-Ion Battery: Material Design and Mechanism Research”, we welcome your contributions in the form of original research and review articles on all aspects of materials and processes in lithium-ion batteries.


Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • solid electrolytes
  • electrode materials
  • interface
  • materials engineering
  • computer modeling and simulation
  • lithium-ion battery
  • lithium–sulfur battery
  • all-solid-state battery

This special issue is now open for submission.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023