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Special Issue "Advanced and Smart Materials for Next Generation Batteries, Supercapacitors and Energy Harvesting"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2022 | Viewed by 1403

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Apurba Ray
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Department of High-Temperature and Functional Coatings, Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), 51147 Cologne, Germany
Interests: energy storage and conversion; supercapacitors; batteries; functional coatings and solid-state electrolytes materials; flexible electrochemical energy storage devices; water splitting; impedance spectroscopy; temperature and frequency dependence dielectric properties
Dr. Bilge Saruhan-Brings
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Department of High-Temperature and Functional Coatings, Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), 51147 Cologne, Germany
Interests: gas sensors; nanostructures; semiconducting oxides; supercapacitors; batteries; catalysts, functional coatings and electrolytes
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Dr. Svitlana Nahirniak
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Department of High-Temperature and Functional Coatings, Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), 51147 Cologne, Germany
Interests: batteries; nanostructured oxides; gas sensors; catalysts; materials; cathode materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy storage and conversion devices are attracting rapidly growing interest due to their key role in future electronics such as wearable devices, space satellites, healthcare devices, artificial intelligence, smart households, electric vehicles, etc. These devices should have a responsive ability to change in response to any kind of internal or external effect such as mechanical deformation, configurational integrity, self-healability, thermal responsivity and light. Multifunctional advanced materials are crucial for the development of future energy storage and conversion devices. The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on different areas of development of multifunctional advanced materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion applications, in particular batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells and hydrogen production and storage. Furthermore, current challenges and potential solutions from materials synthesis to device performances will be discussed depending on the application of the multifunctional material. This section will provide researchers with new ideas and new challenges for future energy storage systems.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to submit your innovative research work on novel multifunctional materials, their performances, novel applications, in addition to other related subjects, for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Apurba Ray
Dr. Bilge Saruhan-Brings
Dr. Svitlana Nahirniak
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • energy storage and conversion
  • multifunctional materials
  • self-healing
  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • solar cells
  • HER
  • OER

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Self-Healing Systems in Silicon Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries
Materials 2022, 15(7), 2392; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072392 - 24 Mar 2022
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Self-healing is the capability of materials to repair themselves after the damage has occurred, usually through the interaction between molecules or chains. Physical and chemical processes are applied for the preparation of self-healing systems. There are different approaches for these systems, such as [...] Read more.
Self-healing is the capability of materials to repair themselves after the damage has occurred, usually through the interaction between molecules or chains. Physical and chemical processes are applied for the preparation of self-healing systems. There are different approaches for these systems, such as heterogeneous systems, shape memory effects, hydrogen bonding or covalent–bond interaction, diffusion, and flow dynamics. Self-healing mechanisms can occur in particular through heat and light exposure or through reconnection without a direct effect. The applications of these systems display an increasing trend in both the R&D and industry sectors. Moreover, self-healing systems and their energy storage applications are currently gaining great importance. This review aims to provide general information on recent developments in self-healing materials and their battery applications given the critical importance of self-healing systems for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). In the first part of the review, an introduction about self-healing mechanisms and design strategies for self-healing materials is given. Then, selected important healing materials in the literature for the anodes of LIBs are mentioned in the second part. The results and future perspectives are stated in the conclusion section. Full article
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