Special Issue "Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies"
A special issue of C (ISSN 2311-5629).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2019).
Interests: piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvesting; smart textiles and structures; plasma modification; nanostructured carbons; electrochemistry
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Interests: graphene oxide; graphene and other carbon nanostructured materials; low temperature fuel cells and other electrochemical energy systems; proton conduction membranes; multilayer membranes; conductive and corrosion resistant hybrid polymer coatings; synthetic biology for novel materials
Interests: electrochemistry; Li/Na-ion batteries; Li-Sulfur batteries; metal air batteries; thin film oxides and composite electrodes; 2D materials; in situ characterization
With the inescapable reality of global warming, the need for environmentally clean energy conversion and storage technologies has never been greater. Carbon (in its various allotropes) has been a cornerstone for these technologies, wherein, its intrinsic chemical and electronic properties have been long exploited. From acting as a benign high-surface area, electronically conductive support for electrochemical energy generation in early polymer and alcohol fuel cells, to the current developments of nanostructured carbon-supports with tailored surface chemistry; carbon continues to facilitate the next generation of fuel cell, supercapacitor and battery technologies.
Surface modified and doped nanostructured carbons are being extensively developed for enhanced CO tolerance in anodic methanol and hydrogen oxidation reactions and precious metal-free cathodic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrodes. Similar design principles are being applied for carbon electrodes to facilitate and enhance the ionic and electronic transport in Li ion, Na ion, Li-S and metal (Li/Na) air batteries. The need for clean energy storage is further necessitating the exploration of tailored porosity and hierarchical design of carbon nanomaterials for enabling high energy and power density electrochemical supercapacitors.
Another latest application of carbon for energy application has been proposed in triboelectric energy harvesting technologies. Although not as widely explored, nanostructured carbon electrodes as charge collection electrodes with high optical transparency, electrical conductivity and flexibility make them highly attractive for use in triboelectric energy harvesting technologies. This makes it an attractive option for the subsequent development of flexible and wearable electronics.
In this Special Issue of C—Journal of Carbon Research, we invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews on the application of carbon-based nanomaterials for enabling energy harvesting, generation and storage technologies.
Dr. Navneet Soin
Dr. Surbhi Sharma
Dr. Deepak Pratap Singh
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- Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)
- Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells (DAFCs)
- Fuel Cell membranes
- Metal-free oxygen reduction (ORR) electrodes
- Carbon electrochemistry
- High Performance Batteries (Li-Ion, Na-Ion, Li-Sulfur, Li/Na-air etc.)
- Piezoelectric, Triboelectric Energy Harvesting