Special Issue "Next Generation Electrode Material"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: energy storage; nanomaterials; Li- and Na-ion batteries; cathodes; anodes; Mg and hybrids batteries; electrolytes; thin films; composites; electrochemistry; chemical characterization
The fabrication of electrode materials is of great importance for many applications worldwide. This Special Issue is focused on experimental/theoretical studies that report the synthesis, properties, applications, and new aspects of electrode materials.
Electrode materials prepared by different synthesis routes have shown diverse properties in the field of energy storage and conversion. One of the most impressive syntheses of materials was the report of Ti-based nanotubes, nanowires, or nanocomposites arranged in a parallel fashion and used either as electrodes or templates. Such electrode nanoarchitecture allows for the obtaining of binder-free electrodes, increasing the capacity by several orders of magnitude. Additionally, the introduction of surface heteroatoms (e.g., nitrogen) into carbon nanomaterials can cause electron modulation to provide desirable electronic structures. The eventual in-situ or ex-situ doping/coating often lead to surface functionalization of electrodes, which leads to enhanced properties with potential applications of practical significance.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Electrode materials for energy storage and conversion;
- Li-ion and post Li-ion batteries (Na-ion, Mg-ion, hybrids, etc.);
- Carbon nanomaterials;
- Synthesis of organic/inorganic materials;
- Thin films (CVD, PVD, electro-less, etc.);
- Electrolytes formulation (solid state, additives, etc.);
- Electrodes from biomass;
- Electrode/electrolyte interfaces;
- Redox-flow batteries, Li-S, Na-S;
- Solar cells;
- Fuel cells;
Prof. Dr. Gregorio F. Ortiz
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- nanostructured materials
- renewable energy systems
- high energy electrodes
- redox properties
- Na+/Mg2+ insertion
- organic/inorganic compounds