Special Issue "Functionalized Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Energy Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Piotr Kula
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Guest Editor
Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: materials science, nanomaterials, graphene, materials processing equipment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Functionalised Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Energy Applications” aims at achievements in theory and practice in that field. Given the current trend in ecosustainability and technological impact on the environment, numerous organisations and governments have started promoting new energy production and storage solutions as well as regulating pollution emissions by taking legislative actions (e.g., the EU’s CIVITAS and STEER programmes or UN’s Electric Mobility Programme). This has brought an enormous amount of attention and numerous opportunities for scientific and industrial communities in finding new solutions, efficient technologies, and innovative materials to apply and use in the energy sector. The considered applications of graphene-based nanocomposites are systems for reversible storage of hydrogen, supercapacitors, high-performance electrochemical energy storage devices, solar energy conversion facilities, auxiliary systems in the power industry, improving inertness to the environment, etc. Prospects and future challenges in these fields are still strategic issues worldwide. Of particular interest are recent achievements in the field of 3D graphene nanostructures, their manufacturing, internal functionalisation of nanoporous materials, as well as their structural and functional characterisation. Original scientific articles and reviews regarding theoretical issues and experimental research results as well as problems of industrial scaling of graphene-based functional nanocomposites technologies focused on energy applications are warmly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Piotr Kula
Guest Editor

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  • Graphene-based materials
  • Graphene functionalisation
  • Hybrid nanocomposites
  • Energy applications
  • Energy storage enhancement
  • Auxiliary systems in the power industry
  • Supercapacitors
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Batteries
  • Solar energy conversion

Published Papers

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