Special Issue "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Green Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Qijie Liang
Guest Editor
Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: two-dimensional materials and devices; atomic-scale defect engineering; flexible sensors; nanogenerators
Prof. Dr. Chengkuo Lee
Guest Editor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: sensors; micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Customized electronics with a decent flexibility, miniaturization, and intellectualization have strong potential to improve one’s quality of life. With the rapid advancement in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the power consumption of micro-/nano-electronics are continuously being shrunk from a mW to μW/nW scale, enabling the conversion of ubiquitous, but usually unexploited, ambient green energy as a promising power solution for small electronics. Harvesting, storing, and managing these energies, including, for example, mechanical, thermal, and light, may overcome the limitation of massive batteries, as well as extend sustainability. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to publish original research and review articles focusing on advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnology for effective harvesting, storage, and utilization of ambient green energy. This Special Issue will cover topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Nanomaterials for mechanical energy conversion (human motion, sound, wind, wave, etc.)
  • Nanomaterials for thermal energy conversion (human body, air, electronics, building, etc.)
  • Hybrid energy harvesters
  • Nanomaterials for storage devices (supercapacitors, batteries, etc.)
  • System integration
  • Self-powered sensing
  • Circuit management
  • Theoretical studies on energy conversion

Dr. Qijie Liang
Prof. Dr. Chengkuo Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • energy harvesting
  • energy storage
  • flexible sensors
  • multifunctional applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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