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Title: 2021 roadmap on lithium sulfur batteries
Authors: Robinson, J
Xi, K
Kumar, RV
Ferrari, AC
Au, H
Titirici, M-M
Parra Puerto, A
Kucernak, A
Fitch, SDS
Garcia-Araez, N
Brown, Z
Pasta, M
Furness, L
Kibler, A
Walsh, D
Johnson, L
Holc, C
Newton, G
Champness, NR
Markoulidis, F
Crean, C
Slade, R
Andritsos, E
Cai, Q
Babar, S
Zhang, T
Lekakou, CT
Rettie, A
Kulkarni, NN
Jervis, R
Cornish, M
Marinescu, M
Offer, G
Li, Z
Bird, L
Grey, C
Chhowhalla, M
Di Lecce, D
Miller, T
Brett, D
Owen, R
Liatard, S
Ainsworth, D
Shearing, P
Item Type: Journal Article
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.
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2021
Date of Acceptance: 13-Jan-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/87467
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7655/abdb9a
ISSN: 2515-7655
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Physics: Energy
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Copyright Statement: ©2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distributionof this work mustmaintain attribution tothe author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science
lithium sulfur batteries
carbon materials
polysulfide shuttle
Li-metal anode
battery modelling
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN 031501
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering



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