Special Issue "Energy Storage and Conversion"
A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)
Dr. Jiajun Chen
Toyota Research Institute of North America,1555 Woodridge Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Phone: +1 734 995 5313
Interests: energy storage and conversion; battery; inorganic synthesis; hydrothermal; nanotech; crystal
Dr. V. Thangadurai
Departement of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Interests: materials chemistry; solid state chemistry; solid electrolytes; mixed conductors; ionic conductors; Li ion conductors; proton conductors; oxide ion electrolytes; solid oxide fuel cells; proton exchange membrane fuel cells; Li ion batteries; electrochemical gas sensors
The inevitable depletion of non-renewable fossil fuels and environmental issues, such as CO2 emissions, force us to transit away from using fossil fuels as the main global energy resource. Green energy sources, such as solar, hydroelectric, thermal and wind energy capture will eventually replace traditional energy sources. Inorganic material is the key in the development of advanced devices of energy storage and conversion for a sustainable energy strategy. The grand challenge facing to the inorganic chemist is to discover, rationally design and utilize new functional materials made of earth-abound elements for the energy storage and conversion application. Recent spectacular progress of inorganic materials in synthesis technique, characterization, and computational tools greatly advance the field. This special issue invites contributions in broad concepts of inorganic/solid-state materials toward energy storage and conversion, including batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, dye-sensitive solar cells, photocatalysis, and thermoelectrics.
Dr. Jiajun Chen
Dr. Franklin (Feng) Tao
Dr. V. Thangadurai
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- energy storage and conversion
- batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells
- solar cells