Essential progress has been made for adopting metal oxides (MeO) in various energy storage and energy conversion applications. Among these, utilizing MeO in Lithium-ions batteries (LIBs) seems to be one of the most promising applications. In particular, conductive Li-containing oxides or mixed-oxides materials, used as solid electrolytes, can pave the way to construct all-solid-state LIBs. In contrast to conventional LIBs, in which a liquid electrolyte and a separator are necessary in the configuration shown in Figure 1a, these can be replaced in all-solid-state LIBs by a single layer of solid-state electrolyte (see Figure 1b). As a result the restrictions, regarding the design and size of liquid-based LIBs are much more reduced in all-solid-state batteries, which will further facilitate future miniaturization of small-sized electronics. Furthermore, avoiding liquid organic electrolytes will offer a much better safety to electronic systems, especially for medical implants. Moreover, MeO are promising high performance electrode materials and have already been widely applied in both scientific and industrial fields due to the high theoretical capacity, natural abundance and cost-effective properties, owning to the widespread natural availability of these minerals. Therefore, it is of great importance, benefit and advantage to build all-solid-state LIBs by making use of MeO. In this chapter, attention will be focused on thin film-based all-solid-state LIBs.
|Title of host publication||Metal Oxide-Based Thin Film Structures : Formation, Characterization and Application of Interface-Based Phenomena|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||48|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|