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Special Issue "Novel Materials for Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: heterojunctions with tailored nanostructures; nanocarbons; conductive polymers; photoelectrochemical cells; solar fuels; electrocatalysis; electrochemistry; polymer optoelectronics; organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells; perovskite solar cells
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Sustainability is highly desired for humanbeings due to the urgently changing global climate and numerous environmental issues. In past decades, the-state-of-the-art researches have been extensively conducted to achieve sustainable energy conversion and storage. However, the remained challenges in the commercialization of enegy conversion and stroage devices are to develop novel materials and advanced manufacturing process. Further, the engineering of nanostructures and device-archtectures is of great importance for the energy conversion and storage flatforms. This special issue “Novel Materals for Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage” aims the-state-of-the-art resarch reports of novel nanometerials and engineering of device archtectures with advanced manufacturing process for divergent energy conversion and storage applications with high sustainability involing solar energy systems, electrochemical cells, artificial photosynthesis, CO2 conversion to over C2 production or secondary (rechargeable) batteries. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Organic, inorganic or hybrid solar cells (i.e. organic (or polymer) solar cells, dye (or QD) sensitized solar cells, thin-film solar cells, perovskite solar cells)
- Solar fuel productions (i.e. artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical cells)
- Electrocatalysts for electrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction or ammonia (NH3) synthesis
- Cleaning technologies for removal of VOC or other pollutants
- Anode, cathode and seperator materials for secondary batteries
- Nano-sciences and technologies for energy conversion and storage deives
- Manufacturing process for energy conversion and storage deives
- Engineering of device archtecture and structure design for efficient energy conversion and storage
Particularly, this special issue calls for papers on advanced materials and device architectures promoting efficient energy conversion and high capability of energy storage.
Prof. Dr. Jung Kyu Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- novel materials
- device architecture
- energy storage battery
- solar cells
- photoelectrochemical cells
- solar fuels
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.
Cyanocobalamin Redox Mediator: A Highly Electrocatalytic Electrolyte for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells
Hsin-Ming Cheng et al.
Department of Electronic Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 24301, Taiwan,
A modified polysulfide redox mediator with incorporation of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) was employed in quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSCs), which can improve the electrocatalytic activity and reduce the charge transfer resistance caused by sulfureted contamination on the platinum counter electrode. The enhancement in the electron transfer properties could be regarded as a cause of a new formed vitalizing chelation which could behave as an ohmic characteristic interface between modified electrolyte and platinum counter. As a result, QDSCs with high filling factor of 65% with energy conversion efficiency more than 6% have been achieved.