Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Ion Battery Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 July 2021.
Interests: nanoparticles; quantum dots; polymers; carbon-based materials; metal oxide materials; transition metal chalcogenides; 2D materials; nanostructures; alloys; hybrid materials
Rechargeable batteries, ranging from small portable devices to large energy storage systems, have emerged as indispensable electrochemical devices in our daily lives. The three primary components of rechargeable cells are the positive and negative electrodes and the electrolytes. Nanotechnologies are positioned to play a critical role in significantly improving battery performance. The rational design of various nanomaterials has been a major research theme in the process of developing high-performance batteries. Although nanomaterials may face a higher risk of unwanted secondary reactions than bulk materials, a suitable material design can overcome this issue while providing beneficial opportunities. For example, suitably designed nanomaterials may provide a significant increase in the effective surface area of electrodes, thereby increasing the energy storage. Moreover, the judicious design of nanoarchitecture can boost the diffusion of ions into the electrodes, resulting in the enhancement of the electrochemical reaction kinetics.
Among various types of rechargeable batteries, Li-ion batteries are presently regarded as market-leading technologies thanks to their many beneficial features. However, Li-ion batteries still have limitations to be overcome, and thus there is ongoing research into several different types of potential next-generation batteries.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the advancements in recent nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for various ion batteries (Li-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, Li–sulfur batteries, multivalent ion batteries, aqueous batteries, etc.). The development of new functional nanomaterials, as important components in these batteries, is the central topic to be discussed in this Special Issue.
Dr. Jaehyun Hur
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- nanostructured cathodes or anodes
- functional nanomaterials
- synthesis of electrode materials
- hybrid nanomaterials
- advanced electrolytes