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Novel Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion 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 (31 October 2019) | Viewed by 408

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National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
Interests: porous materials; energy storage and conversion; gas-sensing; inorganic nanocomposites; metal-organic frameworks
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Dear colleagues,

Nanomaterials are defined as materials with sizes between 1–100 nm. They offer physical and chemical properties that are distinct from bulk materials due to quantum confinement effects. Furthermore, nanomaterials also offer huge surface to volume ratios and favorable transport properties. To date, various nanomaterials, including carbon, oxides, chalcogenides, phosphates, and nitrides have attracted significant attention for energy storage (supercapacitors and batteries) and conversion (fuel cells) devices. To improve their performance for these applications, the tailoring of the size, shape, and pore size of the nanomaterials and hybridization have been proposed. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles or review (or mini review) articles dealing with the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion devices that will stimulate continuing efforts to meet the various remaining challenges. We are particularly interested in articles describing new emerging materials for energy storage (e.g., supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, lithium-metal batteries, other batteries) and conversion devices (e.g., polymeric electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), solid oxide fuel cells, solar cells). Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in nanomaterials for energy storage devices, including new emerging materials
  • Mechanistic understanding of nanomaterials for energy storage devices through experimental or simulation techniques
  • Development of new energy storage technologies using nanomaterials
  • Strategies for optimizing the electrochemical performance of nanomaterials for energy storage devices
  • Recent advances in the development of nanomaterials for energy conversion devices, including new emerging materials
  • Mechanistic understanding of electrocatalysts for energy conversion devices through experimental or simulation techniques
  • Strategies for optimizing the performance of nanomaterials for energy conversion devices
  • Development of new energy conversion technologies using nanomaterials

Dr. Yusuf Valentino Kaneti
Guest Editor

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  • nanomaterials
  • porous nanostructures
  • carbon
  • oxides
  • energy storage and conversion
  • batteries
  • fuel cells
  • supercapacitors
  • composites
  • electrocatalysts
  • simulations

Published Papers

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