Special Issue "Two Dimensional Nanomaterials: Energy Conversion and Storage"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Mihai V. Putz
Guest Editor
Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi 16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; and Laboratory of Renewable Energies-Photovoltaics, R&D National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter –INCEMC–Timisoara; Str. Dr. Aurel Podeanu 144, 300569 Timișoara, Romania
Interests: quantum nanochemistry, graphenic science and technology, interlocked molecules, functionalized materials, bio-nano-materials; quantum logic, nano-networks; strategic clustering by nanotech
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The true advent of nano-world was marked by the realization of the surfaces greater than the volume, i.e. from when “the points have surface”. This way the fractalization of matter was perceived as a fully reach potential “at the bottom” of the world, hidden mostly, unexplored, or not designed – yet with huge impact on the main engine of the life cycles in general: the energy production/consume, conversion and storage. While the energy production/consume relates merely win engineering approaches, since the scale-need of energy, its conversion and storage seems to be more on the fundamental scientific part since relaying on baseline phenomena at atomic and molecular level, involved in smart processes in isolated or open environments. Accordingly, the conversion relates with production when about the photovoltaic effect, catalysis, thermoelectric conversion, CO2 caption, for instance; instead, the storage relates with consume when currently focused on H2 storage, condensatos, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes and batteries; while all together defines what it is called as nanoenergy able to relaunch the Glocal (global-local) economies in the so called second curve of developing by research and innovation. However, the tested nanomaterials are almost invariable experiencing the extreme or exotic surface properties: by coating, by interfaces interaction, surface catalyzes, staking, by folding, when combined in junctions, when are in (even in buried) contact, or when activate their porosity in storage, or in other complex combinations when transform and storage the quantum properties of matter in observable/usable spectra, colors, and information. This special issue is thus dedicated on this 2D nanoworld perspective, from fundamental structure, to energy and allied properties and functions in circular conversion and storage of sustainable nano-surface processes.

Prof. Mihai V. Putz
Guest Editor

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  • Nano-energy
  • Nano-carbon
  • Nano-silicium
  • Nano-bio-matter
  • Nano-bio-med (including big data and networking analysis)
  • Nano-electronics and devices
  • H2 storage
  • CO2 capture
  • Magnetic nano-materials
  • Quantum transistor
  • Artificial intelligence on nano-surfaces
  • Quantum information technology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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