10 Ionizing Papers (February 2019)

This is our roundup of interesting articles on Li-ion batteries published in February – a mix of educational, groundbreaking, helpful, thought-provoking, and topical. If you follow battery research, these are 10 papers you should be aware of:


  • Bridging the academic and industrial metrics for next-generation practical batteries / Nature Nanotechnology /// Towards establishing standard performance metrics for batteries, supercapacitors and beyond / Chemical Society Reviews
  • Detecting Li dendrites in a two-electrode battery system / Advanced Materials
  • Is cobalt needed in Ni-rich positive electrode materials for lithium ion batteries? / Journal of The Electrochemical Society
  • Pathways for practical high-energy long-cycling lithium metal batteries / Nature Energy /// Critical parameters for evaluating coin cells and pouch cells of rechargeable Li-metal batteries / Joule


  • Tab design and failures in cylindrical Li-ion batteries / IEEE Access
  • Modelling and experiments to identify high-risk failure scenarios for testing the safety of lithium-ion cells / Journal of Power Sources
  • A novel dynamic performance analysis and evaluation model of series-parallel connected battery pack for electric vehicles / IEEE Access


  • Examining different recycling processes for lithium-ion batteries / Nature Sustainability
  • Learning only buys you so much: Practical limits on battery price reduction / Applied Energy
  • Multi-objective optimization of energy arbitrage in community energy storage systems using different battery technologies / Applied Energy

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