Special Issue "Electrochemical Materials in Batteries"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: nanomaterials; graphene and graphene-based compounds; energy storage devices; 2D materials; functional materials; sensors; environmental and pharmaceutical devices
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Over the last decade, the number of batteries has dramatically increased, and consumers worldwide use more than five billion batteries for mobile phones, cameras, laptops, and electric cars. Batteries are likely to remain the first choice for energy storage devices because of their advantages, which include high energy density, low maintenance, relatively low self-discharge, high working voltage, and low toxicity. It is expected that in the next few decades, electric cars will be replacing conventional diesel/petrol or hybrid cars, and while the batteries that are currently available for this and other purposes are relatively efficient, the effort to improve on the existing technology has intensified, as companies have recognised the vast potential that exists for battery applications in the automotive and portable consumer product industries, as well as in providing solutions for the storage of energy derived from sometimes remote renewable energy generation sources.
In general, batteries are composed of two electrodes, an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte. Usually, carbon acts as the negative electrode, with a metal oxide serving as the positive electrode. Graphite is one of the most common materials used as a negative electrode. Finding a more reliable, durable, and low cost material for electrodes has been extremely challenging, but more recently, two-dimensional (2D) materials have become the preferred option because of their significantly improved mechanical and chemical properties.
Because of their unique structural and chemical properties, 2D materials such as graphene, carbides, nitrides, oxides, and chalcogenides have attracted this broader interest, which make them promising electrode materials for new-generation batteries.
This Special Issue will be collecting different reports on the materials to be used in the development of more powerful batteries. We believe that this collection will help to create a stimulating issue on electrochemical materials for battery applications.
Dr. Carlos Fernandez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- graphene and graphene-based compounds
- energy storage devices
- electrolytes, 2D materials
- functional materials