Special Issue "Dielectric Materials for Energy Storage"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: synthesis and surface functionalization of carbon based materials and polymer/nanomaterials; nanostructured carbon materials (graphene, nanotubes, nanofibers, and nano diamond); bio-based polymers and composites; dielectric/electronic materials; engineered nanomaterials; hydrogels; polymer electrolytes; mechanical properties; polymer nanocomposites and advanced applications in automotive, aerospace, energy storage and biomedical field
Many of the 21st century’s advancing technologies, e.g., electric vehicles (and hybrids), portable electronic devices, and renewable energy systems, drive the demand for high-performance energy storage systems. In fact, the increasing demand for processable, lightweight, flexible energy storage materials has motivated researchers from both academia and industry to develop new dielectric materials that combine good dielectric properties with excellent mechanical properties, thermal stability, and high energy density to name a few depending upon the targeted applications.
The present Special Issue is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the dielectric materials to address the various challenging issues researchers are confronted with in this field for a number of applications especially for energy storage.
This Special Issue of Energies invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to dielectric materials based on ceramics, polymers, liquid dielectric, polymer composites, nanocomposites, low-k /high-k dielectrics, surface modification of dielectric materials, and advanced applications in energy storage.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
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- Dielectric constant; dielectric loss; breakdown strength
- Dielectric polarization and fundamentals of dielectric materials
- Structure, chemistry and processing of dielectric materials
- Surface and interfacial phenomena Polymers, liquids and composite (micro/nano) dielectrics
- Modeling and simulation study of dielectric materials
- New innovative and functional dielectric materials
- Application of dielectric materials in Energy Storage