Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Sunghoon Park
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,Soongsil University, 369Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 06978, Republic of Korea
Interests: nanocomposite; electric heating; anti-fouling/anti-virus surface; chemical sensor; electromagnetic interference shielding; super-hydrophobic

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced materials for energy and environmental applications (such as rapid heating, anti-fouling/anti-virus surface, chemical sensor, electromagnetic interference shielding, fuel cell, and lithium-ion batteries) have been extensively investgated in the academic and industrial fields. The advent of cabon-based nano-materials (carbon nanotubes, graphene and carbon black) and inonganic nano-materials (Ag wire/particles, Cu mesh, and transition metal dichalcogenide) has accelerated research interest in energy and environmental applications.

This Special Issue is focused on the emerging concept and improvement of energy and environmental basic research, as well as in the characterization of micro/nano structures of novel energy and environmental base materials. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and development of electric heating materials with rapid heating, that are flexible and that have cost-saving properties
  • New concepts in the design of eco-friendly anti-fouling/anti-virus materials
  • Design and development of electromagnetic interference shielding materials with flexible and reinforced properties
  • Novel concepts and the development of chemical base sensors
  • Novel concepts and the development of fuel cell and lithium-ion batteries
  • New methods and development dispersion of nanomaterials

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews will be greatly appreciated.

Prof. Sunghoon Park
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Nanocomposite
  • Electric heating
  • Anti-fouling/anti-virus surface
  • Super-hydrophobic
  • Chemical sensor
  • Electromagnetic interference shielding
  • Fuel cell
  • Lithium-ion battery

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Open AccessArticle
Seamless Tube-Type Heater with Uniform Thickness and Temperature Distribution Based on Carbon Nanotubes Aligned by Circumferential Shearing
Materials 2019, 12(20), 3283; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12203283 - 09 Oct 2019
Abstract
The uniform temperature distribution, one of the requirements for long-term durability, is essential for composite heaters. An analytical model for temperature distribution of a tube-type heater was derived, and it revealed that thickness uniformity is one order more important than intrinsic material properties [...] Read more.
The uniform temperature distribution, one of the requirements for long-term durability, is essential for composite heaters. An analytical model for temperature distribution of a tube-type heater was derived, and it revealed that thickness uniformity is one order more important than intrinsic material properties such as density, heat capacity, and electrical conductivity of the heating tube. We introduced a circumferential shearing process to fabricate a flexible, seamless tube-type heating layer of carbon nanotube/silicone rubber composite with outstanding uniform distribution of thickness and temperature, which may be attributed to a shorter characteristic dimension in the circumferential direction than in the axial direction. The temperature uniformity was experimentally verified at various temperatures under heating. The difference in measured thickness and temperature in circumferential direction was within ±1.3~3.0% (for tavg = 352.7 μm) and ±1.1% (for Tavg = 138.8 °C), respectively, all over the heating tube. Therefore, the circumferential shearing process can be effective for cylindrical heaters, like a heating layer of a laser printer, which fuse toners onto papers during printing. Full article
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