Special Issue "Electrogravimetric and Electrochemical Studies on New Nanostructured Materials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2021.
Interests: electroactive materials; nanostructured electrodes; energy storage/conversion; electrode/electrolyte interface; ion transfer and transport; electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) based methods; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS); coupled electrochemical methods.
Advanced characterization tools have undoubtedly contributed to recent developments in nanostructured materials, presenting great application potential for next-generation electrochemical devices (rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, electrochemical (bio)sensors, in electrochromic and capacitive deionization processes, etc.).
The design of novel electrodes with suitable properties relies on the understanding of their fundamental properties at the nanoscale, including the comprehension of ions’ insertion/electroadsorption at the electrode/electrolyte interfaces and their interactions with the active material. To elucidate these phenomena, coupled analytical methods that combine electrochemical analysis with simultaneous mass variation measurements (electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, EQCM) have been actively employed in the study of nanostructured electrode materials. The new generation of EQCM with dissipation monitoring (EQCM-D) has offered the possibility to account for the morphological and mechanical property changes of the electrode materials during operation, and the results are very valuable to improve the performance of existing systems and to design new electroactive materials (e.g., for energy storage applications).
Thus, this Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in the EQCM-based studies of a wide range of nanostructured electrode materials (metal oxides, carbons, conducting polymers, and their composites) that are promising for a vast range of electrochemical applications. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the contributions in the field of energy storage and conversion, environment (e.g., water treatment with capacitive desalination), as well as electrochemical (bio)sensors, focusing on the nanostructured electrodes investigated by EQCM and EQCM-D based methods.
Dr. Ozlem Sel
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- Electrogravimetric studies of nanostructures
- Electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM)
- EQCM with dissipation monitoring (EQCM-D)
- Nanostructured electrodes (metal oxides, carbons, conducting polymers, composites)
- Electrode/electrolyte interface
- Ion insertion/electroadsorption phenomena
- Energy storage and conversion (batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells)
- Electrochromic devices capacitive desalination process
- Electrochemical (bio)sensors