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Prof. Dr. Young Soo Yoon
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-do 13120, Korea
Interests: all-solid Li-based secondary battery materials and system; electrode, bipolar materials, and systems for polymer fuel cells; process and device development based on two-dimensional structures
Prof. Dr. Kyu Hyoung Lee
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Energy Materials & Devices Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: thermoelectric; solid oxide fuel cell; electride; functional oxides; defect engineering

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on “Energy Materials Research, Applications, and New Technologies in Korea”.

Rapid climate change and heavy reliance on imported fuel in Korea have motivated interest in sustainable alternative energy. One of the most promising solutions to achieve the goals of sustainable development, energy security, and environmental protection is intensifying the role of renewable energy in electricity production, transportation, building, lighting, and telecommunication. To this end, the Korean government plans to increase investments in the green energy field. The critical relationship between energy, environment, and sustainability has led to novel discoveries and advancements in the field of energy materials in search of alternative resources

In this Special Issue of Energies, original research articles or reviews on topics related to the design, fabrication, characterization, and control of advanced energy materials in Korea are welcome. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Solar energy materials
  • Advanced energy materials
  • Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology
  • Batteries and energy materials
  • Nanotechnology and energy materials
  • Energy harvesting materials
  • Bio-materials for energy production
  • Carbon-based materials in energy
  • Solid electrolytes
  • Electric, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles
  • Sustainable energy materials conversion

Prof. Dr. Young Soo Yoon
Prof. Dr. Kyu Hyoung Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Korea
  • solar energy
  • fuel cell
  • batteries
  • energy harvesting
  • bio-materials
  • carbon
  • electrolyte
  • energy conversion

Published Papers (1 paper)


Investigation of Compact Hollow-Anode Discharge Source for Copper Thin Films by Sputtering Processes
Energies 2021, 14(11), 3138; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113138 - 27 May 2021
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A compact hollow-anode discharge (HAD) source with a size of 60 mm in radius and 70 mm in length has been developed to stably generate plasma jets for various sputtering processes in semiconductor and display fabrications. A developed HAD plasma source has been [...] Read more.
A compact hollow-anode discharge (HAD) source with a size of 60 mm in radius and 70 mm in length has been developed to stably generate plasma jets for various sputtering processes in semiconductor and display fabrications. A developed HAD plasma source has been investigated by cylindrical electric probes, and the experimental results were compared to the values of numerical calculations. A uniform density discharge model with a geometry factor was proposed to estimate the profiles of plasma parameters. Owing to the difference of absolute magnitude, even with the similar trend of spatial variation, plasma parameters such as electron temperature (Te) and plasma density (ne) measured at z = 3 cm have been calibrated by the values of numerical calculations at the nozzle entrance (z = 0 cm, at the throat of the jet), and the calibration factors for Te and n0 have been deduced by comparing the experimental values to numerical calculations. These are to be explained by the decay mechanism along the axis of the jet with elastic collisions in terms of the mean free path. The developed HAD plasma source was tested for the deposition of Cu thin films with an optimized condition as a plausible application to sputtering processes. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Research on energy materials to produce green energy: focus on research conducted in Korea
Authors: Young Soo Yoon; In Yea Kim
Affiliation: Gachon University, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

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