Special Issue "New Energy Materials"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Duncan Gregory
School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/staff/duncangregory/
E-Mail: Duncan.Gregory@glasgow.ac.uk
Interests: nitrides; chalcogenides; carbides; hydrides; synthesis; structure; solid state chemistry; materials chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The environmental impact of a fossil-fuel driven economy is beginning to become a topic of major global concern. Moreover, the international energy marketplace is already changing, experiencing sometimes extreme distortions arising from the geo-political imbalances in the distribution of fossil fuel resources and infrastructure. Citizens of many nations are facing so-called “fuel poverty” for the first time in generations while others still have no means of power whatsoever.

Within the scope of finding alternative means to power the planet, the requirement to convert and store energy sustainably represents one of the biggest challenges across the boundaries of the physical sciences and engineering. Materials scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers face the demand of finding new materials (at low cost) that will provide power more efficiently or store energy (for example as heat, electricity or indirectly as a fuel) safely and at maximum density. Realising new materials design concepts will likely be essential. This special issue invites contributions in all areas of new energy materials from concepts and theoretical prediction through synthesis and characterisation to new functionalities, improved properties and enhanced performance. The scope of the issue aims to be inclusive considering among others, for example: solar materials (PV, photocatalysts etc), thermoelectrics and phase change materials, hydrogen and clean fuel storage materials, batteries (e.g. lithium ion, sodium ion, lithium-air, lithium-sulfur), fuel cell materials and supercapacitors.

Prof. Dr. Duncan Gregory
Guest Editor


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  • synthesis
  • structure
  • properties
  • batteries
  • fuel cells
  • supercapacitors
  • photovoltaics
  • catalysts
  • thermoelectrics
  • phase change materials
  • hydrogen storage

Published Papers (3 papers)

Materials 2014, 7(4), 2577-2592; doi:10.3390/ma7042577
Received: 9 February 2014; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2522-2533; doi:10.3390/ma7042522
Received: 25 January 2014; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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Materials 2014, 7(2), 1261-1270; doi:10.3390/ma7021261
Received: 27 December 2013; in revised form: 17 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014
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Last update: 21 October 2013

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