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Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Functional Materials for Sustainability and Energy Applications

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D1: Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 August 2022) | Viewed by 774

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Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, 3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: mechanics of materials; manufacturing; optimum design & amp; modeling; renewable energy; sustainable mobility; thermodynamics; energy conversion; quantum energy & condensed matter; materials nano-physics; transport properties

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CFisUC, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: condensed matter physics; crystallography; physical chemistry

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Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Interests: energy systems; process design; power generation; carbon capture and storage; hydrogen production; renewable energy; energy conservation; energy and exergy analysis; exergy recovery; electric vehicle; batteries; smart grid
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Engineering Physics Department, University of Porto and Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, LAETA, Porto, Portugal
Interests: experimental characterization and theoretical and computational solid-state modeling of material properties (e.g., ferroelectric materials, electrolytes, batteries, supercapacitors materials, and metal hydrides); materials’ synthesis and characterization and devices’ conceptualization (new architectures), assembly, and testing
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
Interests: sustainable energy; micro-scale and nano-scale material investigation; experimental techniques and data analysis; mechanical measurements; fluid mechanics; environmental engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green energy and energy materials are key research areas for sustainable development. Significant interest has been shown recently in advancing knowledge in these areas which have long-term impact on economy. The present Special Issue thus addresses recent advances in modeling, experimental characterization and instrumentation for green energy applications.

Modeling enables us to investigate properties and behavior of materials beyond the limits of experiments. The present Special Issue covers modeling methods that include: First-principle calculations, Density-functional theory, Atomic and molecular-scale simulations, Empirical / Semi-empirical methods, Analytical modeling, and Multi-scale modeling. Also, this Special Issue covers topics of experimental characterization of advanced materials as well as instrumentation systems including: (1) Characterization and evaluation of mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, chemical and/or thermal properties; (2) X-ray-based techniques; (3) Chromatography and mass spectrometry; (4) Analog/digital instrumentation and electronics. Experimental characterization of materials enables us to realistically validate the extent of the applicability of the model and how reliably accurate it is. The Special Issue is dedicated to modeling and experimental research work in physics of advanced materials, green energy and applied physics.

The relevant topics include: Modeling of energy storage devices and materials, Ab-initio modeling of energy materials, Electronic properties of energy materials, Structural properties of energy materials, Quantum energy, Electromagnetic energy, Quantum electrodynamics, Electrical superconductivity of energy materials, and Thermal conductivity of energy materials. The relevant applications include: Electrical engineering, Power & energy, Electronics & control, Communications & Digital signal processing, Sustainable energy, Energy materials, Nanotechnology, Modelling, and Instruments to support science/technology. Such applications help in realizing highly efficient and green energy systems that are developed toward the realization of a sustainable society. This Special Issue will draw upon recent advances in green energy and energy materials. It will bring together the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-research in modeling, experimental characterization and instrumentation in these areas. Works pertinent to computational methods, experimental characterization, analytical modeling and optimization in green energy and energy materials are of particular interest for this Special Issue.

In addition to the papers that would be submitted to “Energies” for this Special Issue, selected papers would be considered for inclusion in this Special Issue from an international conference in this scientific field. Excellent papers on modeling or experimental characterization of advanced materials and systems for renewable energy applications are welcome.

Dr. Salah Almoselhy
Prof. Dr. José António Paixão
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aziz
Prof. Dr. Helena Braga
Prof. Dr. Zeyad Ammar Almutairi
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  • Functional materials
  • Energy materials and environment materials  

  • Characterization and modelling

  • Materials for sustainability and green energy

  • Characterization of nano-scale materials

  • Advanced techniques with focused beams

  • Micro- and nano-mechanics and modeling

  • Atomic scale modelling of advanced materials

  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modelling of materials, processes and products

  • Materials for catalysis

  • Smart and self-healing materials

  • Surfaces & Interfaces

  • Magnetic, electric and electronic materials

  • Bio-based materials for sustainability

  • Fatigue, wear and corrosion of materials

  • Thermo-mechanical processing and severe plastic deformation

  • Composite materials

  • Superconductivity

  • Transport Properties

  • Materials for power systems, electronics and control

  • Quantum physics

  • Nanotechnology and instruments

  • Communications and Digital signal processing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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