Special Issue "Electrode Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
Dr. Federico Bella
Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry - GAME Lab, Department of Applied Science and Technology - DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: perovskite solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; sodium batteries; polymer electrolytes; integrated devices
Prof. Dr. Claudio Gerbaldi
Group for Applied Materials and Electrochemistry – GAMELab, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Turin, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Interests: Energy storage and conversion; secondary batteries; lithium-ion batteries; all solid lithium metal batteries; sodium-ion batteries; post-lithium batteries; crosslinked polymer electrolytes; composite polymer electrolytes; biosourced polymer electrolytes; free radical polymerization; electrochemistry; aqueous dye-sensitized solar cells; hydrogel electrolytes
Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equality, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Infinitely cheap, safe, and environmentally friendly energy production, conversion, and storage provide a vision of a future oasis. In such a scenario, exploring renewable, efficient, and green energy sources is the greatest challenge to be overcome for sustainable human progress.
Innovation is one of the key strategies for overcoming the aforesaid challenge and nanotechnology represents the most promising solution. Materials at the nanometer scale show completely different properties than those we are used to in our everyday lives. Understanding these nanomaterials' huge potentialities and learning how to exploit them in real devices opens up new, extraordinary opportunities.
The field of alternative energy is certainly the most challenging platform for some of nanotechnology’s most exciting contributions. In this respect, the development of new types of high performance electrode materials, along with advancements in their chemistry, represent methods of surpassing the efficiencies and electrochemical performances of anodes and cathodes currently used. Nanotechnology is a prospective solution for meeting the demand for highly efficient energy production and storage, such as in third generation photovoltaics, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and secondary batteries (e.g., Li and Na-based batteries).
The main focus of the forthcoming “Electrode Materials” Special Issue is to present a comprehensive overview of the new developments in nanostructured materials that will profoundly influence real advancements in electrochemical energy production, storage, and conversion technologies, so as to offer promising prospects for addressing rapidly growing environmental concerns and increasing global energy demand. Innovative material designs, novel green and sustainable chemical synthesis and processing, advanced materials characterization, and electrochemical evaluation data are all encompassed within the scope of this Special Issue.
We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all warmly welcome.
Dr. Federico Bella; Dr. Claudio Gerbaldi
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- anodes and cathodes
- energy production, conversion and storage
- hybrid systems
- organic electrodes
- electrode/electrolyte interface phenomena, electrochemical characterization
- manufacturing, formation, processing, and production techniques
- safety, reliability, cell design, and engineering
- lifetime and degradation
- Recycling and sustainability
- microfluidic architectures