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Special Issue "Design and Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: energy storage; nanostructures; nanomaterials; batteries; supercapacitors
Interests: polymer nanocomposites; thin films; energy harvesting; thermoelectricity; flame retardant
There is an ever-increasing demand for sustainable energy sources and reliable energy storage devices to substitute for traditional fossil fuels, which have raised serious environmental concerns. A rechargeable battery, which is the most successful energy storage device, stores electrical energy in electrodes via repeated charge–discharge processes. The development of suitable electrode materials, which govern the overall performance of batteries, is attracting research interest. However, to further improve their electrochemical properties, morphological and compositional optimizations should be taken into consideration in a way that offers high active surface area, mechanical stability, and a facile electron transport pathway during the electrochemical reaction. Thus, many research groups have put tremendous effort into synthesizing various nanostructured electrode materials, such as nanowires, nanorods, nanotubes, nanocages, nanosheets, and core-shell, porous, hierarchical, hollow, and yolk-shell structures, along with carbon modification. These structures provide more contact area between the electrode materials and electrolytes and more structural stability, exhibiting greatly enhanced electrochemical performance over bulk materials.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in “Nanomaterials for Energy Storage”, concerning not only the design, synthesis, and characterization of such materials but also reports of their functional and smart properties to be applied in energy storage devices.
Prof. Jung Sang Cho
Prof. Chungyeon Cho
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy storage
- Advanced synthesis
- Multifunctional materials