American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

New Perspectives for the Development of Li-Ion Batteries


Lithium-ion batteries represent one of the most outstanding advances in energy storage systems in recent times. The combination of electrochemically active materials and conductive carbonaceous materials for the manufacture of nanocomposite electrodes provides lithium-ion batteries with high capacity, excellent cycling stability, power density, and lightweight. The potential applications are vast, but they are particularly focused on electronic materials, computers, mobile phones, and other portable systems. The technology involved in these systems, especially when high performance is needed, is still excessively expensive, which has meant a certain limitation for its widespread use. In recent years, there have been many advances related to stability, performance or durability, thanks, among other things, to the incorporation of new nanostructured materials. These include carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and two-dimensional materials such as graphene, graphitic compounds, or other layered materials, among others.

This Special Issue aims to provide significant contributions that impact on the advances in the synthesis, optimization, and characterization of nanostructured materials, with application to the development of both anodes and cathodes of high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The final goal is to have a global vision of the state-of-the-art related to the most advanced materials that could represent a significant improvement of the energy storage systems of the 21st century.

This issue will publish high-quality reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the special issue will be supported by American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( All submissions must adhere to the AJEAS journal's format requirements.

AJEAS is an open-access peer-reviewed technical journal which publishes original research contributions and is an unparalleled resource for key advances in the field of engineering. Scope of the journal includes, but not limited to, applied physics and applied mathematics, automation and control, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, data engineering and software engineering, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, information technology, and informatics, materials science, measurement and metrology, mechanical engineering, medical physics, power engineering, signal processing, and telecommunications. Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas are highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

All accepted works will be published free of charge for authors.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and two-dimensional materials
  2. synthesis, optimization, and characterization of nanostructured materials
  3. application in high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Guest Editors

Name Affiliation
Carmen Morant Professor, Physics Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Francisco M. Marquez Professor, University of Turabo, United States

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline October 30, 2020
Review Completed by November 30, 2020
Possible Publication Date December 30, 2020