Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Nanomaterials for Energy Storage/Conversion and Catalysis in Korea"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 2641

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jae-Jin Shim
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School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712-749, Korea
Interests: energy storage; sucpercapacitor; photocatalysis; catalysis; chemical sensor; graphene; nanocomposites; nanoparticles; metal oxide; metal sulfide; carbon nanotube; carbon nano-onion; MXene; MOF; layered double hydroxide; wastewater treatment; hydrogen production; clean synthesis; graphene aerogel; supercritical fluid; ionic liquid
Prof. Dr. Yun Suk Huh
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Department of Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
Interests: biomaterials; biosensor; ionic liquid; drug delivery system
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover a wide range of nanomaterials related to energy storage/conversion and catalysis currently studied in Korea. Research topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, solar cells, catalysts, and sensors
  • Structure, morphology, performance, and synthesis and reaction mechanisms of nanomaterials
  • Applications in energy storage, energy conversion, energy production, synthesis of chemicals, treatment of environmental waste materials, detecting toxic or hazardous materials, and etc.

All research in the above categories is suitable for submission if the major elements of research have been carried out in Korea or by Korean researchers. Any international collaborative research with Korean researchers is also welcome.

This Special Issue introduces the state-of-art research on the topic “Nanomaterials for Energy Storage/Conversion and Catalysis in Korea” with the hope to promote collaboration between Korean and international researchers for the betterment of the world.

Prof. Dr. Jae-Jin Shim
Prof. Dr. Yun Suk Huh
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion
  • Nanomaterials for Catalysis
  • Battery
  • Supercapacitor
  • Solar Cell
  • Fuel Cell
  • Sensor
  • Photocatalyst
  • Environmental Catalysis

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Ternary Nanohybrid of Ni3S2/CoMoS4/MnO2 on Nickel Foam for Aqueous and Solid-State High-Performance Supercapacitors
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1945; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111945 - 06 Jun 2022
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To overcome the issues related to supercapacitor (SC) electrodes, such as high cost, low specific capacitance (Cs), low energy density (ED), requirements for expensive binder, etc., binderless electrodes are highly desirable. Here, a new ternary nanohybrid is presented as a [...] Read more.
To overcome the issues related to supercapacitor (SC) electrodes, such as high cost, low specific capacitance (Cs), low energy density (ED), requirements for expensive binder, etc., binderless electrodes are highly desirable. Here, a new ternary nanohybrid is presented as a binder-free SC electrode based on Ni3S2, CoMoS4, and MnO2. A facile two-step hydrothermal route, followed by a short thermal annealing process, is developed to grow amorphous polyhedral structured CoMoS4 and further wrap MnO2 nanowires on Ni foam. This rationally designed binder-free electrode exhibited the highest Cs of 2021 F g−1 (specific capacity of 883.8 C g−1 or 245.5 mAh g−1) at a current density of 1 A g−1 in 1 M KOH electrolyte with a highly porous surface morphology. This electrode material exhibited excellent cycling stability (90% capacitance retention after 4000 cycles) due to the synergistic contribution of individual components and advanced surface properties. Furthermore, an aqueous binder-free asymmetric SC based on this ternary composite exhibited an ED of 20.7 Wh kg−1, whereas a solid-state asymmetric SC achieved an ED of 13.8 Wh kg−1. This nanohybrid can be considered a promising binder-free electrode for both aqueous and solid-state asymmetric SCs with these remarkable electrochemical properties. Full article
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Remote Plasma-Induced Synthesis of Self-Assembled MoS2/Carbon Nanowall Nanocomposites and Their Application as High-Performance Active Materials for Supercapacitors
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1338; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081338 - 13 Apr 2022
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The objective of this study is to investigate the synthesis and influence of MoS2 on carbon nanowalls (CNWs) as supercapacitor electrodes. The synthesis of MoS2 on CNW was achieved by the introduction of hydrogen remote plasma from ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATTM) without [...] Read more.
The objective of this study is to investigate the synthesis and influence of MoS2 on carbon nanowalls (CNWs) as supercapacitor electrodes. The synthesis of MoS2 on CNW was achieved by the introduction of hydrogen remote plasma from ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATTM) without deterioration of the CNWs. The topographical surface structures and electrochemical characteristics of the MoS2–CNW composite electrodes were explored using two ATTM-dispersed organic solvents—acetonitrile and dimethylformamide (DMF). In this study, CNW and MoS2 were synthesized using an electron cyclotron resonance plasma. However, hydrogen radicals, which transform ATTM into MoS2, were provided in the form of a remote plasma source. The electrochemical performances of MoS2–CNW hybrid electrodes with various morphologies—depending on the solvent and ATTM concentration—were evaluated using a three-electrode system. The results revealed that the morphology of the synthesized MoS2 was influenced by the organic solvent used and affected both the electrochemical performance and topographical characteristics. Notably, considerable enhancement of the specific capacitance was observed for the MoS2 with open top edges synthesized from DMF. These encouraging results may motivate additional research on hybrid supercapacitor electrodes and the rapid synthesis of MoS2 and other transition metal dichalcogenides. Full article
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Facile Synthesis of Zn-Co-S Nanostrip Cluster Arrays on Ni Foam for High-Performance Hybrid Supercapacitors
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(12), 3209; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123209 - 26 Nov 2021
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Mixed metal sulfides exhibit outstanding electrochemical performance compared to single metal sulfides and mixed metal oxides because of their richer redox reactions and high electronic conductivity. In the present study, Zn-Co-S nanostrip cluster arrays were formed from ZnCo2O4 grown on [...] Read more.
Mixed metal sulfides exhibit outstanding electrochemical performance compared to single metal sulfides and mixed metal oxides because of their richer redox reactions and high electronic conductivity. In the present study, Zn-Co-S nanostrip cluster arrays were formed from ZnCo2O4 grown on Ni foam by an anion exchange reaction using a two-step hydrothermal process. Morphological characterization confirmed that the Zn-Co-S nanostrip cluster arrays had grown homogeneously on the skeleton of the 3D Ni foam. The length of the nanostrip was approximately 8 µm, and the width ranged from 600 to 800 nm. The Ni foam-supported Zn-Co-S nanostrip cluster arrays were assessed directly for electrochemical supercapacitor applications. Compared to ZnCo2O4, the Zn-Co-S electrode exhibited a three-fold higher specific capacity of 830 C g−1 at a specific current of 2.0 A g−1. The higher polarizability, lower electro-negativity, and larger size of the S2− ion played an important role in substituting oxygen with sulfur, which enhanced the performance. The Zn-Co-S//AC hybrid device delivered a maximum specific energy of 19.0 Wh kg−1 at a specific power of 514 W kg−1. The remarkable performance of Zn-Co-S nanostrip cluster arrays highlights their potential as a positive electrode for hybrid supercapacitor applications. Full article
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