Special Issue "Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: icephobic coatings, self-cleaning, self-healing, anti-bacteria, anti-fouling, photocatalytic, wear & friction-reduction
Interests: lithium-ion batteries; rational materials design; titanium-based anode materials; lithiation thermodynamic and kinetic; fast charging of batteries
Interests: photoelectrochemical cells; solar cells; electrocatalysis; photosynthesis; water splitting; carbon dioxide reduction; solar photothermal
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for research scientists and engineers in the areas of energy harvesting, conversion, and storage to demonstrate and exchange their latest research advances. This thematic topic undoubtedly represents an extremely important technological direction for the current century, and has already seen rapid development in the past decades. This Special Issue will cover materials processing, characterization, simulation, and performance evaluation of thin films used in:
- Thermoelectric generation;
- Photoelectrochemical/electrolytic hydrogen generation;
- Hydrocarbon production through CO2 reduction;
- Fuel cells;
- Flow batteries;
- Various types of rechargeable ion batteries.
Other sub-topics will also be considered as long as they align with the general theme of the Special Issue. Research work at both component and system levels is encouraged. Both original research articles and review articles are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Zhong Chen
Dr. Yuxin Tang
Dr. Xin Zhao
Manuscript Submission Information
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