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Advanced Liquid Metals for Energy Storage and Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 267

Special Issue Editors

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Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia
Interests: Li-ion batteries; Na-ion batteries; Na/S batteries; Li/Na metal anodes

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School of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Interests: liquid metal anodes; NaK alloy; energy storage; liquid metal batteries
School of Engineering Medicine, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing 100191, China
Interests: liquid metals; biomaterials; flexible electronics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Liquid metals (including Ga, Ga-In, Ga-Sn, Ga-In-Sn, Na-K, etc.) are considered to be promising materials for high-performance rechargeable batteries and flexible devices, as well as other biomedical applications. Distinctive features of these liquid metals, including instant self-healing, excellent electric conductivity, and/or low toxicity, have resulted in exciting findings in a wide variety of research areas. Meanwhile, challenges including interface wettability, device stability, and/or biological biocompatibility still hinder the wide application of liquid metals. Therefore, developing a rational material design and an in-depth mechanism understanding of liquid metals is very important and highly desirable.

In this Special Issue, we are looking for contributions including, but not limited to:

  • Liquid metal anodes for rechargeable batteries and/or flexible devices;
  • Interface wettability modifications of liquid metals;
  • Nanostructuring of liquid metals;
  • Advanced characterizations for liquid metals;
  • Biological compatibility and toxicity of liquid metals;
  • Liquid metals for drug delivery, bioimaging, and/or biotherapy;
  • Liquid metals for other novel applications.

As Guest Editors of this Special Issue, we are writing to encourage you to contribute a recent piece of research that is related to this topic of liquid metals for energy storage and biomedical applications; rapid communications, research articles, reviews, and perspectives are all welcome. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Lingfei Zhao
Dr. Xuyang Sun
Dr. Liyuan Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • liquid metal
  • anode
  • self-healing
  • flexible
  • interface
  • wettability
  • biomedicine
  • toxicity
  • biocompatibility
  • biomedical imaging
  • tumor therapy

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