Special Issue "Application of Composite Materials for Energy Devices"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sung Kyu Ha
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Department of Mechanical Convergence Engineering, Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab (HSCL), Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, South Korea
Interests: piezoelectric materials; design of PVDF, P(VDF-TrFE) and PMN-PT devices; nanocomposites for energy conversion/harvesting/generation
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Dear Colleagues,

Fiber-reinforced composite materials exhibit unique physicochemical properties that cannot be obtained with individual components acting alone. Composite materials have been widely used for energy storage and conversion devices due to their lightweight, high specific stiffness, strength and multifunctional capacities. Applications for energy storage include flywheel rotor, multifunctional structural energy storage, thermal storage, high pressure tanks, and applications for energy generators include wind turbine, wave and tidal energy devices.
This current Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in design, manufacturing processes and applications of energy storage and generators using fiber-reinforced composite materials.

Prof. Dr. Sung Kyu Ha
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fiber-reinforced composite materials
  • energy storage devices
  • energy generators
  • multifunctional composites

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Fabrication of Mn-N-C Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reactions Using Mn-Embedded Carbon Nanofiber
Energies 2020, 13(10), 2561; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102561 - 18 May 2020
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The development of efficient and cost-effective electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) is one of the most crucial goals in the field of energy conversion devices such as fuel cells or metal-air batteries. Until now, the platinum-based catalyst has been considered the gold [...] Read more.
The development of efficient and cost-effective electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) is one of the most crucial goals in the field of energy conversion devices such as fuel cells or metal-air batteries. Until now, the platinum-based catalyst has been considered the gold standard electrocatalyst and is widely used for ORR. In recent times, transition metal-nitrogen (N)-carbon (C)-based electrocatalysts have verified ORR performances comparable to novel metal-based catalysts. However, due to the complex production methods and low yield, their high price is their one major disadvantage compared to platinum-based catalysts. Herein, we present a transition metal-N-C electrochemical catalyst prepared by simple electrospinning and heat treatment. The metal- and nitrogen-embedded carbon nanofiber represents considerably enhanced activity for oxygen reduction reactions compared to pristine carbon nanofiber. Full article
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