Special Issue "Porous Carbon Materials for Electrochemical Power Sources"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
Dr. Rüdiger Schweiss
SGL Carbon GmbH, Technology and Innovation, Werner von Siemensstrasse 18, D-86405 Meitingen, Germany
Interests: carbon and graphite applications in batteries; fuel cells; electrolysis; porous carbon electrodes; carbon surface chemistry; carbon fibre-based electrodes; carbon fibre processing, carbon precursors, carbon nanomaterials in electrochemical applications
For decades, carbon materials have found versatile use in electrochemical devices as electrode materials or electrode supports, active materials, catalysts, catalyst supports, current collectors or conductive additives. These applications stem from the fact that carbon is found in a variety of forms (carbon blacks, graphite, porous carbons, carbon fibers or foams) and can be tailored to suit specific applications. The particular functionalities of carbons originate from the opportunity to create electronically conducting, porous materials with defined pore characteristics that are able to act as host matrices for active materials, high surface area electrodes, catalyst support materials or gas diffusion electrodes. The discovery of multiple forms of carbon nanostructures (nanotubes, nanohorns, graphene) during the last two decades has further enlarged the “toolbox” of materials scientists, which enables the development of even more sophisticated solutions.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the manufacturing and application aspects of novel engineered, porous carbon materials in batteries and related electrochemical storage devices or power sources (supercapacitors, lead acid batteries, lithium ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, redox flow batteries, metal-air batteries, electrolysers or fuel cells).
Dr. Rüdiger Schweiss
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- porous carbon
- activated carbon
- electrode materials
- fuel cells
- energy storage