Special Issue "Ceramics and Nanostructures for Energy Harvesting and Storage"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Oleksandr Tkach
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, CICECO–Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: high-k dielectrics; ferroelectrics; magnetoelectrics; oxide thermoelectrics; electroceramics
Dr. Olena Okhay
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, TEMA-Center for Mechanical Technology and Automation, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: Material Science and Engineering; Nanotechnology; Microelectronic applications; Thin films and ceramics; Ferroelectrics, Multiferroics, Superconductors; Hydrogen storage, Solar cells, Carbon-based materials, Graphene; Nanostructure-structure-property-processing interrelationships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last few years, worldwide research has been focused on clean and sustainable energy conversion and storage that can respond to the rising energy demands of mankind. To enable the transformation from a fossil fuels to a low-carbon socio-economical epoch, the development of new materials with refined characteristics is necessary. These characteristics include, for example, enhancement of harvesting and conversion efficiencies and improvement of energy storage properties, as well as advanced processes for faster or simpler novel device manufacturing.

This Special Issue aims to collect state-of-the-art contributions in a broad range of subjects related to preparation approaches and characterization techniques of (multi)functional ceramics and nanostructures in the field of energy harvesting and storage. Examples include, but are not limited to, oxide-based materials for capacitors, supercapacitors, thermoelectric generators, and piezoelectric energy harvesters.

Dr. Oleksandr Tkach
Dr. Olena Okhay
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Dielectrics
  • Piezoelectrics
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Magnetoelectrics
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Oxides
  • Composites
  • Advanced synthesis
  • Processing methods
  • Microstructure engineering
  • Sustainable technologies.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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