Energy storage tutorial: Introduction to Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies

Rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors are the primary candidates for Electrical energy storage. Cost, safety, cycle life, energy, and power are the major issues hampering the adoption of these technologies. This tutorial will provide an overview of the basic principles involved in electrochemical energy storage, followed by status of electrode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries. Particularly, the synthesis approaches, surface modification, electrode architecture, and optimum cell configurations to realize high performance rechargeable batteries. In addition, a new hybrid Monte Carlo (MC)/molecular dynamics (MD) reaction method, called Red Moon method, will be introduced. This method was recently applied successfully to several secondary batteries and showed a high efficiency to simulate the microscopic formation of solid electrolyte interface (SEI) film, including a succession of multiple elementary reaction processes, i.e. complex chemical reactions. Finally, the recent applications of Red Moon method will be presented, revealing the microscopic origin of ambiguous experimental observations as the mystery of additive effect.

Program overview

• Introduction: lithium- and sodium-ion batteries
• Recent advances on carbon materials for electrochemical energy storage
• Solid electrolyte interface (SEI)
• Introduction: Molecular dynamic, Monte carlo, Red Moon method
• Microscopic mechanism of SEI film formation


Dr. Mouad Dahbi
Materials Science and Nanoengineering, Med VI Polytechnic University, Benguerir, Morocco.
Dr. Amine Bouibes
Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University, Japan.