With the very fast-growing markets of electrical vehicles (EVs), it is absolutely necessary to improve battery design and the long process chain of battery production, including pack and module, cells, electrodes, and particularly functional particles as active material in anode and cathode electrodes. For the future battery generations, the design and production of solid electrolyte particles for all solid-state batteries are of special interest. Improvements in active and passive material particles and their processing should result in batteries with a high level of safety, increased environmental friendliness, and lower cost. This Special Issue (SI) aims to present the latest studies on all aspects related to the design, synthesis, and fabrication of anode and cathode active material particles from primary and secondary material resources as well as electronic and ionic conductive particles (carbon additives and solid electrolyte particles). Moreover, particles’ behavior during the processing of anode and cathode slurries, electrodes, and cells of different battery generations as well as safety concerns via experimental and modeling/simulation investigations are in the focus of this SI. Additionally, studies about lifecycle analysis and cost of battery material particles and their production and processing are welcome. The SI includes not only lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) but also other batteries with potential for commercial production and marketing.


Dr. Ing. Mozaffar Abdollahifar

Prof. Dr. Ing. Arno Kwade

Guest Editors



  • designing particles of anode and cathode active materials of LIBs
  • designing particles of cathodes of li-sulfur batteries
  • design of electronic and ionic conductive particles
  • electrode design and production
  • electrode calendaring
  • cell design and production
  • battery safety
  • production of solid-state battery materials, electrodes, and cells
  • battery modeling and simulation
  • battery lifecycle analysis/management/assessments
  • digitalization in battery production
  • reproduction of active materials from recycled batteries

Deadline for manuscript submissions

29 Feb 2022