Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Luca Pasquini
Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Via Zamboni, 33, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Interests: Nanoparticles; Alloys; Grain Boundaries; Nanostructured Materials; Hydrogen Storage; Magnesium; Material Characterization; X-ray Diffraction; Microstructure
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The conversion and storage of renewable energy sources is an urgent challenge we have to confront in order to transition from a fossil fuel based economy to a low-carbon society. The development of new materials with improved characteristics is a key issue to enable this epochal transformation. Nanostructured materials, by virtue of their high surface-to volume ratio and short migration distances, are an attractive solution to achieve higher conversion efficiencies as well as enhanced power and energy density.

The aim of this special issue is to collect state-of-the-art contributions related to various applications of nanomaterials in the field of energy conversion and storage. Examples include, but are not limited to, electrode and electrolyte materials for batteries, supercapacitors, solid-state hydrogen storage, nanostructured solar cells, heterogeneous catalysts, artificial photosynthesis, and plasmonics. Nanoscale features should be central to the properties of materials discussed in the manuscripts. The authors are encouraged to highlight the advantageous features of nanomaterials as well as to address their current limitations and challenges.

Prof. Luca Pasquini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • energy storage
  • energy conversion
  • nanostructures
  • interfaces
  • size effects
  • (photo)electrochemistry
  • hydrogen
  • solar fuels
  • nanocatalysts
  • plasmonics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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