Special Issue "Nanomaterials in Energy Conversion and Storage"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Nann
Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, South Australia, 5095 Adelaide, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8302 5369
Fax: +61 8 8302 3683
Interests: nanoparticles; colloids and surfaces; surface functionalisation; synthesis methods; spectroscopy; electrochemistry; transmission electron microscopy; energy conversion; water splitting; drug delivery; nanomedicine
Dr. Sait Elmas
Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Nanostructures, Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Adelaide, SA 5095, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8302 3431
Interests: catalysis; chemical utilisation of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide as chemical feedstock); energy conversion; water splitting; sustainable and green chemistry; synthesis methods; spectroscopy
The sustainable provision of mankind with renewable energy is one of the most pressing problems we face at the moment. The most likely scenario for a future energy supply will consist of a mixture of renewable energy sources in combination with advanced storage technologies. Nanomaterials became key elements of many modern approaches to energy conversion and storage—for example, platinum nanoparticles are being used in commercial fuel cells
The scope of this special issue covers all areas where nanomaterials are being used in this field. Examples include, but are not limited to, photovoltaic cells (e.g. bulk heterojunction nanocomposites), artificial photosynthesis, fuel cells, thermo-electric devices, batteries, super-capacitors, and others. High-quality manuscripts will be accepted from all areas of energy conversion and storage provided nanomaterials are a key element of the research.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Nann
Dr. Sait Elmas
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- energy conversion
- energy transfer
- energy storage
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(2), 256-266; doi:10.3390/nano4020256
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (10924 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(2), 267-300; doi:10.3390/nano4020267
Received: 16 December 2013; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014| PDF Full-text (2316 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Numerical Modeling of Sub-Wavelength Anti-Reflective Structures for Solar Module Applications
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 87-128; doi:10.3390/nano4010087
Received: 3 January 2014; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014| PDF Full-text (4641 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 19-45; doi:10.3390/nano4010019
Received: 20 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 24 December 2013| PDF Full-text (1047 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Composite Electrolyte Membranes from Partially Fluorinated Polymer and Hyperbranched, Sulfonated Polysulfone
Nanomaterials 2014, 4(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/nano4010001
Received: 29 October 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 13 December 2013 / Published: 23 December 2013| PDF Full-text (1899 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effect of Nanotube Film Thickness on the Performance of Nanotube-Silicon Hybrid Solar Cells
Nanomaterials 2013, 3(4), 655-673; doi:10.3390/nano3040655
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 17 December 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (668 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Fabrication and Characterization of SnO2/Graphene Composites as High Capacity Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries
Nanomaterials 2013, 3(4), 606-614; doi:10.3390/nano3040606
Received: 18 October 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 15 November 2013| PDF Full-text (1371 KB) | HTML Full-text
Nanomaterials 2013, 3(3), 443-452; doi:10.3390/nano3030443
Received: 27 June 2013; in revised form: 16 July 2013 / Accepted: 17 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013| PDF Full-text (2572 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Last update: 7 May 2013