Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Brahim Aïssa
Guest Editor
National institute of Scientific Research, Energy, Materials and Telecommunications , University of Quebec, 1650, Lionel Boulet boulevard, J3X1S2, Quebec, Canada
Interests: 2D nanomaterials; metal oxides; materials science; Applied physics; energy applications; organic photovoltaics; perovskite solar cells, SI solar Cells, Self healing materials, nanocomposites.
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The use of nanomaterials in energy conversion and storage represents an opportunity to improve the performance, density, and ease of transportation in renewable resources. This Special Issue looks at the most recent research on the topic, with a particular focus on artificial photosynthesis and lithium-ion batteries as the most promising technologies to date. We call for expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, from the most fundamental perspectives of the key catalytic processes at the molecular level to device-scale engineering and optimization. Although the nature of the processes dictates that electrochemistry is a primary characterization tool, due attention is given to advanced techniques such as synchrotron studies in operando. This Special Issue looks at the gap between the performance of current technology and what is needed for the future, for example, how to improve on the lithium-ion battery and to go beyond its capabilities.


  • Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting;
  • Semiconducting Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Conversion;
  • Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis;
  • Metal-Nitride Nanostructures: Emerging Catalysts for Artificial Photosynthesis;
  • Surface Engineering of Semiconductors for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting;
  • Photoanodic and Photocathodic Materials Applied for Free-Running Solar Water Splitting Devices;
  • Electrocatalytic Processes in Energy Technologies; 
  • Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy on Photocatalysis;
  • Photoelectrochemical Tools for the Assessment of Energy-Conversion Devices;
  • Fundamentals of Rechargable Batteries and Electrochemical Potentials of Electrode Materials;
  • Revitalized Interest in Vanadium Pentoxide as Cathode Material for Alkali-Ion Batteries;
  • Tin-Based Compounds as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Storage;
  • Beyond Li-Ion: Electrode Materials for Sodium- and Magnesium-Ion Batteries; 
  • Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Regulating Ions and Electron Transport in Advanced Energy-Storage Devices.

Prof. Dr. Brahim Aïssa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanomaterials
  • catalytic processes
  • Li-Ion batteries
  • hydrogen conversion
  • fuel cells
  • electrochemistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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