Special Issue "Design of Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: oxide thin films and nanostructures; oxide heterostructures and interfaces; oxide electrocatalysis; electrochemical devices; thermoelectrics; photovoltaics
Interests: high energy density storage system development; in situ gas evolution analysis; bioinspired energy materials; 1D and 2D materials and energy devices
Due to the growing concerns about the finite supply of fossil fuels and the environmental damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, there has been an increasing demand for sustainable and eco-environmental energy conversion and storage applications, including fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, and thermoelectric generators, in which materials play a crucial role. The design and development of new cost-effective and highly active materials are thus highly desirable for the development of energy applications.
This Special Issue on the “Design of Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications” aims to assess the current state of the art and to identify future directions in research, design, and applications of functional energy materials. This Special Issue provides a platform and an opportunity to promote mutual interaction, information dissemination, and exchange between researchers and hence to promote fruitful collaborations with respect to advanced, state-of-the-art energy materials research and development.
We invite authors to submit original research articles, review articles, and significant preliminary communications covering (but not limited to) the following topics and scopes:
- Functional materials for fuel cells and electrochemical cells;
- Battery materials and supercapacitors;
- Thermoelectric materials;
- Solar energy and materials;
- Bioenergy and materials;
- Hydrogen energy production technologies;
- Electrocatalyst and electrochemical reactions;
- Carbon nanomaterials and energy applications;
- Nanomaterials and nanostructures for energy applications;
- 2D materials for energy conversion and storage;
- Polymer membranes for energy applications.
Dr. Dongkyu Lee
Dr. Dahyun Oh
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- Functional energy materials
- Energy conversion and storage devices
- Energy conversion and storage mechanisms