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The Chairs of the 17th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2014) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers. This international, biannual meeting is regarded as the most important scientific forum in the Li battery field. Li batteries are one of the most impressive and important successes of modern electrochemistry, at the forefront of electrochemical power sources markets for several decades. The challenges and advantages of electro-mobility and the introduction of electric vehicles as a promising mode of ground transportation, further increases the importance of rechargeable Li batteries in our society. Due to their complexity, the development of advanced rechargeable Li batteries and related systems requires a very high level of scientific research, which must reflect the frontier in analytical, computational, syntheses, structural, spectroscopic, and electrochemical studies.


To ensure that the highest levels of scientific discovery are presented at IMLB 2014, the meeting will be limited to 1,200 delegates. Presentations will be carefully reviewed and selected by a special scientific committee.

Oral presentations have already been selected by the scientific committee of IMLB 2014. Only poster presentations will be accepted at this stage The number of posters will be limited to between 400 and 500. All posters will be on view and available for discussion during the entire five-days of the meeting.

IMLB 2014 will include presentations related to:
  • Li battery anodes
  • Li battery cathodes
  • Li battery electrolyte systems
    (solutions, polymeric, solid-state)
  • Li-sulphur systems
  • Li-oxygen systems
  • Magnesium batteries
  • Sodium batteries
  • Interfaces
  • Diagnostic challenges
  • Safety matters
  • Redox and flow nonaqueous
    battery systems

Publication Opportunities

All authors who are invited to submit an abstract to IMLB also will have the opportunity to submit a full paper to ECS Transactions (ECST). The ECST website opens in June 2014.

We are also pleased to announce that selected presentations will be invited for publication in a Focus Issue of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES). Unlike ECST, JES follows a rapid continuous publication model with individual articles published online every day having full final citation details. All papers will undergo the Journal’s high standards of quality peer review. The JES manuscript deadline is September 30, 2014.

IMLB 2014 Symposium Topics

Topic 1: Electrode Materials

Presentations that reflect: 1. cycle life, 2. cycling efficiency approaching 100%, 3. impressive rate capability, and, 4. proven excellent wide temperature performance of these electrodes.

Presentations that will not be accepted: Many hundreds of thousands of papers have already been published on topics such as graphite; soft/hard carbons; LixTiOy and conversion reactions as negative electrodes; LiFePO4, LiMO2, (M = transition metal); and Lix[MnNiCo]Oy, LixVOy, Li[MnNi]2O4 spinel cathodes for Li ion batteries. These presentations will not be considered.

Topic 2: Electrolytes

Presentations that reflect the development of new electrolyte solutions possessing very wide electrochemical windows (with an emphasis on high anodic stability, > 5 V vs. Li) and good performance in a wide temperature range. These may include reports on new solvents, salts, and additives. It is recommended that such studies include a good understanding of the limiting (surface) reactions of the new electrolyte systems.

Topic 3: New Electrodes

Presentations on new electrodes (both positive and negative) for rechargeable magnesium and sodium batteries, provided that they include appropriate, concluding structural studies.

Topic 4: Novel Magnesium Electrolyte Solutions

Presentations on novel electrolyte solutions for rechargeable Mg batteries, provided that they reflect new concepts and are suitable for both reversible Mg anodes an Mg insertion cathodes. Presentations on new Mg insertion electrodes (with proven reversibility approaching 100%) will be positively considered as well.

Topic 5: Li-Oxygen Systems

Presentations that discuss the true stability of oxygen cathodes and possibly relevant electrolyte solutions. Work on electrocatalysis for these systems is also interesting, provided that the effect of the catalysts presented on possible side reactions is discussed as well.

Topic 6: Li-Sulphur Systems

Presentations must reflect prolonged cycle life and practically high loading of sulfur (per cm2). Systems that are too exotic and that may reflect good performance by very low specific content of sulfur may not be considered for presentation. Special attention should be given to the practical reversibility of negative electrodes for these systems.

Topic 7: Application of New and Novel Analytical Tools

Reports on the application of new and novel analytical tools in the above fields are encouraged.

Topic 8: Computational Work Related to Experimental Reality

Reports on proven computational work connected to experimental reality are encouraged.

Topic 9: Systems for Load-Leveling Applications

Although there is a clear interest in these types of battery systems (including flow/redox systems), only those that have a wide enough common denominator to the above systems (e.g., nonaqueous electrolyte solutions, metal ion insertion electrodes) will be positively considered. While the main criteria are purely novelty and high level of science, some preference will be given to young presenters (students, post-doctoral fellows).

Topic 10: Safety

Presentations that reflect safety relevant events during the whole life cycle (materials, cell, battery, applications, disposal) also and especially addressing the source for these events, as well as the correlation between materials’ parameters (primary and secondary structure) and thermal stability, overcharge and overdischarge will be considered.

Chairs, International Organizing Committee
(in alphabetical order)

  • Doron Aurbach, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Peter Bruce, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Rosa Palacin, ICMAB-CSIC Campus, Bellaterra, Spain
  • Bruno Scrosati, Helmholtz Institute Ulm, Germany
  • Jean-Marie Tarascon, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
  • Josh Thomas, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, ZSW, Ulm, Germany

General Information

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Conference Organizers

Tel.:+1 609.737.1902

Local Assistance and Accommodation
Centro Volta
Tel: +39 031 579811

Financial Assistance for Students and Young Scientists
Elettrochimica ed Energia
Tel: +39 06 4991 3530

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Important Dates

All dates are subject to change. Please check this website for complete and current deadlines.

June 23, 2014
ECS Transactions website opens

September 30, 2014
Journal of The Electrochemical Society manuscript deadline

Abstracts Submission Site
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