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Special Issue: “Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage”

by Zhong Chen 1,*, Xin Zhao 1,* and Yuxin Tang 2,*
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
2
Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China
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Coatings 2019, 9(10), 608; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9100608
Received: 23 September 2019 / Accepted: 23 September 2019 / Published: 25 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage)
Efficient clean energy harvesting, conversion, and storage technologies are of immense importance for the sustainable development of human society. To this end, scientists have made significant advances in recent years regarding new materials and devices for improving the energy conversion efficiency for photovoltaics, thermoelectric generation, photoelectrochemical/electrolytic hydrogen generation, and rechargeable metal ion batteries. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for research scientists and engineers in these areas to demonstrate and exchange their latest research findings. This thematic topic undoubtedly represents an extremely important technological direction, covering materials processing, characterization, simulation, and performance evaluation of thin films used in energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. View Full-Text
Keywords: thin films; synthesis; characterization; energy harvesting; energy conversion; energy storage thin films; synthesis; characterization; energy harvesting; energy conversion; energy storage
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Chen, Z.; Zhao, X.; Tang, Y. Special Issue: “Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage”. Coatings 2019, 9, 608.

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