Special Issue “Particle Design and Processing for Battery Production”


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

15 September 2022


Further information


Special Issue “Particle Design and Processing for Battery Production”2022-04-26T10:09:54+02:00

Special Issue “New Science Based Concepts for Increased Efficiency in Battery Recycling 2022”


Dear Colleagues,

There is no doubt that e-mobility will become a tremendous driving force for our future life. High demand for advanced materials in the batteries as well as political pressures in terms of collection and recycling rates raise the need for an extensive recovery of critical elements and a more sustainable use of raw materials. This Special Issue aims to make significant progress in designing innovative processes and understanding related mechanisms in the context of battery recycling. Although we expect the majority of papers to address the latest scientific achievements in the area of lithium-based systems, the entire range from lead, to nickel–metal–hydride, to high-temperature vanadium sodium cells is covered by this compilation. Of special interest are concepts for future post-Li-systems including all solid-state cell designs. We are not focusing on consumer behavior, collection, legal, and regulation issues and market development. Papers dealing with automized disassambly/dismantling, sensor-based sorting, new concepts for comminution and classification, thermal conditioning, innovations in hydro- and pyrometallurgical processing, safety aspects regarding recycling processes, post-mortem analysis with regards to cell chemistry changes, as well as mass flow analysis and optimization models for recycling efficiency are welcome.

The idea of a circular economy is the point of origin for contributions, aiming at minimizing of waste streams and promoting re-use/recirculation of components, functional materials as well as elements. In order to minimize material losses and energy consumption, this Issue explores concepts for optimization concerning the interfaces between mechanical and thermal pre-treatments with metallurgical processes. Considering both principle aspects of circular economy and material design, the topics of special interest are those concerning recovery and re-use of critical metals like lithium, since their importance for technological applications often goes along with a lack of supply on the world market. This Special Issue follows the 2020 issue.


Prof. Dr. Bernd Friedrich
Guest Editor

Deadline for manuscript submissions

  • 31 December 2022


  • battery recycling
  • resource efficiency
  • circular economy
  • recovery
  • critical metals
  • waste minimization

Further information


Special Issue “New Science Based Concepts for Increased Efficiency in Battery Recycling 2022”2022-05-23T15:14:36+02:00
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