Special Issue "Novel Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Electrodes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Emre Erdem
Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Materials Science and Nanoengineering, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: Physics of Materials; Spectroscopy (EPR, Raman, Photoluminesence, Impedance); Physical Chemistry; Solid State Physics; Graphene; Carbon dots; Semiconductors; Nanoparticles and Nanocrystals; Ceramics; Powder processing; Phase transitions; Photovoltaics; Solar cells; Thermoelectrics; Supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries; Piezoelectric nanowires and nanogenerators; Wearable electronics; Energy harvesting and storage; Electrical vehicles; Microelectronic systems; Battery management systems; Robot arms, Materials for grippers; Thin film batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increased population and energy demand across the world have caused environmental problems due to the depletion of fossil fuel reserves and carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the development of new technologies that have enabled the efficient transformation of sustainable energy resources into usable energy or advanced electrical storage technologies has become increasingly important. Recent research trends have led to energy conversion and storage devices, including lithium batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors. In particular, supercapacitors are highly demanding because of their high performance and simple operating principles in terms of energy and power density. Electrode materials are the most important components that play a key role in the electrochemical performance of systems that generate or store energy. In addition to the electrodes, electrolytes, separators, current collectors can play an effective role in performance. Therefore, when producing a supercapacitor, to understand the best parameters that are affecting the performance of it the electronic, structural, and optical properties of the electrode materials should be well characterized. The selection strategies of the electrode materials are one of the most important factors that directly affect the performance of the supercapacitor. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials, “Novel Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Electrodes ”, aims at collecting a compilation of articles that prominently demonstrate the continuous efforts in developing advanced nanomaterial-based electrodes for supercapacitors. It focuses on the synthesis, properties, and prospective supercapacitor applications of nanomaterials. The design prospects of supercapacitors are also welcome. The topics cover a wide range of research fields, including electrodes from nanomaterials, from nanofabrication, and device design, in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.

Dr. Emre Erdem
Guest Editor

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  • 2D- and 3D-nanomaterials
  • Graphene, carbon dots, carbon black, graphite, carbon nanotubes
  • Biomass-derived from carbon
  • Metal oxides
  • Semiconductor quantum dots
  • Perovskites
  • Titanates
  • Conductive Polymers
  • Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC)
  • Pseudosupercapacitors
  • Hybridsupercapacitors
  • Symmetric and asymmetric supercapacitors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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