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.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Solid electrolyte interphase
- Electrochemical stability
- Ab initio and classical molecular simulations
- Electrified interface
- Ion-electron concerted transfer
- In-situ spectroscopy
Dmitry Bedrov, University of Utah
Yang Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Schlögl, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
How to Submit:
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Communication, as appropriate
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select “Special Topic: “Interfacial Structure and Dynamics for Electrochemical Energy Storage”