1st Edition

Room-temperature Sodium-Sulfur Batteries Anode, Cathode, and Electrolyte Design

Edited By Vipin Kumar Copyright 2024
    176 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an effective review and critical analysis of the recently demonstrated room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries. Divided into three sections, it highlights the status of the technologies and strategies developed for the sodium metal anode, insight into the development of sulfur cathode, and electrolyte engineering. It reviews past, present, and future perspectives for each cell component including characterization tools unveiling the fundamental understanding of the room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries.


    • Highlights scientific challenges in developing room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries
    • Covers pertinent anode, cathode, and electrolyte engineering
    • Provides scientific and technical interpretation for each of the cell components
    • Discusses how Na-S batteries relate to the more extensively researched Li-S batteries
    • Explores importance of the SEI and CEI in developing stable sodium-sulfur batteries

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in energy science, materials science, and electrochemistry.

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Sodium-Sulfur Battery Technology
    S. K. Vineeth, Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 2: Sodium metal anode: Past, Present, and Future of sodium metal anode
    Chhail Bihari Soni, and Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 3: Sulfur Cathode: Progress in the Development of sulfur cathode
    Sungjemmenla, S. K. Vineeth, Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 4: Electrolytes for room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries: A holistic approach to understand solvation
    S. K. Vineeth, Sungjemmenla, Yusuke Yamauchi, Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 5: Analytical Techniques to Probe Room-Temperature Sodium-Sulfur Batteries
    Chhail Bihari Soni, Sungjemmenla, and Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 6: Sodium-sulfur batteries: similarities and differences with Lithium-sulfur battery
    C. Sanjaykumar, Rahul Singh, Rajendra Singh, Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 7: Other Sodium Metal-Based Rechargeable Battery Technologies: A Brief Introduction to Sodium Dual Ion Batteries
    Chhail Bihari Soni, S.K. Vineeth, and Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 8: Conclusion and Prospects
    Vipin Kumar


    Dr. Vipin Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India. He is the coordinator of a virtual interdisciplinary school, i.e., the School of Interdisciplinary Research (SIRe) at IIT Delhi. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees from Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) and IIT Delhi in 2016 and 2011. He worked with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, to develop high-energy metal-sulfur batteries. His research focuses on electrochemical energy storage devices, such as room-temperature metal-sulfur batteries (e.g., Na-S, Li-S, Al-S, and Mg-S). Most of his studies were devoted to energy-related projects. He has received several prestigious awards, including the “Inspire Faculty Award” offered by the Department of Science and Technology, India, in 2017. Since May 2020, he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India, and running his battery research group (Advanced Batteries Research Laboratory) in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Delhi. His group currently focuses on exploring the fundamental and applied aspects of metal-sulfur batteries.