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Special Issue "Electrode Materials and Electrolytes in Supercapacitors"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Deepak P. Dubal

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: advanced functional materials and nanocomposites; energy storage devices; supercapacitors and batteries (Li/K and Al-batteries); hybrid capacitors; electrochemical flow cells
Guest Editor
Prof. Yuping Wu

State Key Laboratory of Materials-oriented Chemical Engineering, School of Energy Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, Jiangsu Province, China
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Interests: nanomaterials; energy storage and conversion systems and solar hydrogen; cathode and anode materials for Li/Na-ion battery; supercapacitors and hybrid devices
Guest Editor
Prof. Rudolf Holze

Technische Universität Chemnitz, AG Elektrochemie, Chemnitz, Germany
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Interests: Electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry; Selfassembled monolayers; Structure and dynamics of electrified interfaces; Electrochemically formed and modified intrinsically conducting polymers;Electrochemical systems for energy conversion and storage; Corrosion of metallic materials in dentistry; Development of a sensor for measuring water hardness;Electrocatalysis of dioxygen reduction at porphyrin modified graphite electrodes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the 21st century, no one can even imagine a world without portable/wearable electronic devices including mobile phones, laptops, cameras, smartwatches, activity trackers and many more, which has greatly changed our lifestyles and brought us significant convenience. Nevertheless, the increased energy consumption of these smart electronics requires improved energy storage devices. Electrochemical energy storage (EES) systems such as supercapacitors (SCs) and batteries are the most successful players and have been widely investigated in both academia and industry.

Supercapacitors (SCs) have attracted significant interest over the past several decades owing to their superior energy density (compared with conventional capacitors), good power density (compared with batteries), rapid charge/discharge rates and long lifecycle. However, we are still far from the optimal performance of supercapacitors, which can fulfil energy demands. Typically, the electrode materials and electrolytes define the performance of supercapacitors. In this context, significant efforts have been made to improve the electrochemical performance of SCs by designing new materials and developing new electrolytes.   

This Special Issue of Molecules, “Electrode Materials and Electrolytes in Supercapacitors”, is planned to attract a broad and interdisciplinary audience and cover recent advancements in:

  • Electrode materials (metal oxides/hydroxides/sulphides, conducting polymers, metal nitrides, etc.)
  • 2D electrode materials such as graphene, MXene, black phosphorous
  • Polyoxometalate-based supercapacitors
  • Hybrid materials e.g. carbon/metal oxide, carbon/conducting polymers and others
  • Electrolytes such as aqueous, organic, ionic-liquid and redox-active electrolytes
  • Polymer gel-electrolytes
  • Simulation and modelling for supercapacitors
  • Symmetric and asymmetric supercapacitors
  • Integrated supercapacitors e.g. photo-supercapacitors and others

Dr. Deepak P. Dubal
Prof. Yuping Wu
Prof. Rudolf Holze
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nanostructured functional materials
  • 2-dimentional materials
  • hybrid materials
  • symmetric/asymmetric supercapacitors
  • electrolytes including polymer gel-electrolytes
  • integrated supercapacitors

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