Special Issue "Energy Storage and Conversion"


A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jiajun Chen
Toyota Research Institute of North America,1555 Woodridge Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
E-Mail: jiajunchen03@yahoo.com
Phone: +1 734 995 5313
Interests: energy storage and conversion; battery; inorganic synthesis; hydrothermal; nanotech; crystal

Guest Editor
Dr. Franklin (Feng) Tao
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Website: http://www.franklin-tao.com/
E-Mail: ftao@nd.edu
Phone: +574 631 1394
Interests: catalysis; nano science; materials synthesis

Guest Editor
Dr. V. Thangadurai
Departement of Chemistry, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Website: http://www.ucalgary.ca/chem/pages/thangadurai
E-Mail: vthangad@ucalgary.ca
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors


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  • energy storage and conversion
  • batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells
  • solar cells
  • photocatalysis
  • thermoelectrics

Published Papers (6 papers)

by , , , , , ,  and
Inorganics 2013, 1(1), 14-31; doi:10.3390/inorganics1010014
Received: 14 October 2013; in revised form: 6 November 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013
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by  and
Inorganics 2014, 2(1), 16-28; doi:10.3390/inorganics2010016
Received: 26 November 2013; in revised form: 23 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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by  and
Inorganics 2014, 2(1), 79-95; doi:10.3390/inorganics2010079
Received: 14 January 2014; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 28 February 2014 / Published: 18 March 2014
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by , ,  and
Inorganics 2014, 2(1), 132-154; doi:10.3390/inorganics2010132
Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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by ,  and
Inorganics 2014, 2(2), 168-176; doi:10.3390/inorganics2020168
Received: 13 February 2014; in revised form: 8 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Inorganics 2014, 2(2), 351-362; doi:10.3390/inorganics2020351
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 9 May 2014 / Accepted: 27 May 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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Last update: 5 August 2013

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