Advanced Carbon-Based Materials for Next-Generation Batteries and Supercapacitors

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Materials and Interfaces: Anode, Cathode, Separators and Electrolytes or Others".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Materials for Energy and Environment, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
Interests: green synthesis; MOF; carbon materials; secondary batteries; nanomaterials
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Institute of Materials for Energy and Environment, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
Interests: supercapacitors; hybrid supercapacitors; zinc ion batteries; energy-storage materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy is the inexhaustible driving force and material foundation for the development of human civilization. With the development of society and technology, the excessive consumption of energy has brought about resource and environmental issues. In recent years, the new-energy electric vehicle industry has been developing at great speed, which has led to the rapid development of electrochemical energy-storage technology. Batteries and supercapacitors offer high energy density and high power density, and have a promising future in the field of energy storage. Carbon-based materials have always been at the forefront of this field due to their unique advantages of low density, chemical stability, good processability, and diverse morphologies. This Special Issue will approach the rational design of carbon-based composite materials and their latest uses in rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, exploring manufacturing processes, the materials used (carbon nanotubes, graphene, biomass carbon, MOF-derived carbon, etc.), microstructural design (porous structures, core/shell structures, hollow structures, three-dimensional structures, etc.), and component optimization, as well as reporting their practical applications in electrochemical energy storage and studying their energy-storage mechanisms in detail. We aim to contribute toward creating a new generation of functional carbon-based materials for rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors.

We hope that this Special Issue can play a certain guiding role in the research into functional carbon-based materials and composites and inspire broader research, thereby aiding significant progress in this field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Synthesis of advanced carbon materials;
  • Physical, chemical, and electrochemical characterization of carbon nanomaterials;
  • Optimal sizing and design of carbon materials;
  • Lifetime estimation of batteries and supercapacitors;
  • New materials and advanced manufacturing methods in battery and supercapacitor production;
  • Carbon composite materials as an active material for supercapacitors;
  • Carbon-based electrodes for rechargeable batteries.

Dr. Binghui Xu
Dr. Haichao Chen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • carbon-based materials
  • carbon composite materials
  • microstructure design
  • composition optimization
  • energy-storage mechanism
  • electrolytes
  • energy densities

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