Special Issue "Solid State Materials for Energy Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: solid-state electrolytes; energy storage; electrocatalyst; batteries; supercap; nanomaterials
All solid-state based systems will play a key role in the coming years in order to face the challenge of global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. They can provide a solution for safe, lower toxicity, longer lifespan and higher energy density and, potentially cheaper solutions, overcoming the limitations of the current energy storage systems.
Therefore, this special issue is aimed at covering the present as well as the next generation of solid state devices in energy applications, bringing an overview based on materials, testing evaluation, cell design, modelling and simulation studies, costs, real application, or other contributions developed in the field. All authors with expertise in these topics are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to the Materials. Noteworthy and highly original research papers and review articles covering the current state of the art are welcome.
This Special Issue is focused on the development of solid-state materials for energy storage and conversion devices, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
-Theoretical and modelling design of solid-state materials (ab initio and DFT calculation);
-Latest developments in solid-state materials for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), batteries, supercapacitors (including hydrogels)
-Solid state thermoelectric devices.
-New trends in the synthesis and processing as well as their structural and mechanical characterization in energy devices
-Cost analysis, life cycle assessment, and ageing testing
-Engineering, design, and scale-up of devices. -Identifying failure mechanisms as well as encapsulation methodologies
-Organic ionic plastic crystals for energy applications
Dr. Cristina Flox
Manuscript Submission Information
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- solid state electrolyte
- energy applications
- storage devices
- ionic transportation mechanism
- solid electrolyte/electrode interphases.