Special Issue "State-of-the-Art in Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis in China"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jun Liu
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Guest Editor
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Storage Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China
Interests: Energy storage materials; Li-/Na-/Mg-ion batteries; Li-S batteries; solid electrolytes and batteries; electrocatalysis; metal-air batteries
Prof. Dr. Jie Wang
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Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tower-C, Techart Plaza, No. 30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: Triboelectric nanogenerators; supercapacitors; lithium ions batteries and self-powered system
Prof. Dr. Jipeng Cheng
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: functional nanomaterials; carbon nanotubes; composites; nanomaterials for energy storage (supercapacitors and lithium batteries); materials characterization
Prof. Dr. Mingwang Shao
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Guest Editor
Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
Interests: nanomaterials; electrocatalysts; photocatalysis; sensors; surface enhanced Raman scattering; metastable phase; chirality; silicon materials; carbon materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

On the way toward a sustainable energy economy, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and Ni-MH batteries have demonstrated their tremendous success in powering our daily life yet are gradually approaching the limitations on theoretical energy density and resource abundance. In light of the cost and abundance of Li, Na/K/Mg/Zn are considered to be viable alternatives over Li for large-scale energy storage. Besides, electro-/photo-catalysis is also regarded as promising route of eco-friendly and sustainable energy conversion and storage. As many research groups in China have made remarkable advances on these research fields recently, we would like to take this opportunity to gather works with focused and narrowed topics in a Special Issue.

This Special Issue aims to cover research on State-of-the-Art in Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis in China especially with following topics.

Prof. Jun Liu
Prof. Dr. Jie Wang
Prof. Dr. Jipeng Cheng
Prof. Dr. Mingwang Shao
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • State-of-the-art LIBs/Ni-MH batteries
  • Li-S batteries
  • Rechargeable Na/K batteries
  • Rechargeable Li metal batteries and solid-state Li metal batteries
  • Metal-air batteries
  • Supercapacitor
  • Solar cell
  • Fuel cell
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Triboelectric nanogenerators
  • Mechanical energy harvesting
  • Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (HOR)
  • Methanol Oxidation Reaction (MOR)
  • Ethanol Oxidation Reaction (EOR)
  • Urea Oxidation Reaction (UOR)
  • Electro-/Photo-catalysis materials: HER, OER, ORR, CO oxidation, CO2 reduction, etc
  • Catalysis mechanism

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Chemically Roughened, Sputtered Au Films with Trace-Loaded Manganese Oxide for both On-Chip and Off-Chip High Frequency Supercapacitors
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 257; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020257 - 20 Jan 2021
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High frequency supercapacitors (HFSCs) are promising in alternating current line filtering and adaptable storage of high-frequency pulse electrical energy. Herein, we report a facile yet integrated-circuit-compatible fabrication of HFSC electrodes by combining chemical roughening of the sputtered metal (Au) films and in situ [...] Read more.
High frequency supercapacitors (HFSCs) are promising in alternating current line filtering and adaptable storage of high-frequency pulse electrical energy. Herein, we report a facile yet integrated-circuit-compatible fabrication of HFSC electrodes by combining chemical roughening of the sputtered metal (Au) films and in situ trace loading of a pseudocapacitive material (MnOx). The developed electrode fabrication route is versatile for different substrates, and is described with the application paradigms of both on-chip (with Si/SiO2 substrate) and off-chip (without Si/SiO2 substrate, with Ti substrate as an example in this study) HFSCs. With Au/MnOx films on Si/SiO2 substrates as the working electrodes, the derived on-chip HFSC displayed satisfactory performance in high frequency applications (i.e., an areal capacitance of 131.7 µF cm−2, a phase angle of −78°, and a RC time constant of 0.27 ms, at 120 Hz). Full article
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Ni-Rich Layered Oxide with Preferred Orientation (110) Plane as a Stable Cathode Material for High-Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(12), 2495; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10122495 - 11 Dec 2020
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The cathode, a crucial constituent part of Li-ion batteries, determines the output voltage and integral energy density of batteries to a great extent. Among them, Ni-rich LiNixCoyMnzO2 (x + y + z = 1, x ≥ [...] Read more.
The cathode, a crucial constituent part of Li-ion batteries, determines the output voltage and integral energy density of batteries to a great extent. Among them, Ni-rich LiNixCoyMnzO2 (x + y + z = 1, x ≥ 0.6) layered transition metal oxides possess a higher capacity and lower cost as compared to LiCoO2, which have stimulated widespread interests. However, the wide application of Ni-rich cathodes is seriously hampered by their poor diffusion dynamics and severe voltage drops. To moderate these problems, a nanobrick Ni-rich layered LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 cathode with a preferred orientation (110) facet was designed and successfully synthesized via a modified co-precipitation route. The galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (GITT) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis of LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 reveal its superior kinetic performance endowing outstanding rate performance and long-term cycle stability, especially the voltage drop being as small as 67.7 mV at a current density of 0.5 C for 200 cycles. Due to its unique architecture, dramatically shortened ion/electron diffusion distance, and more unimpeded Li-ion transmission pathways, the current nanostructured LiNi0.6Co0.2Mn0.2O2 cathode enhances the Li-ion diffusion dynamics and suppresses the voltage drop, thus resulting in superior electrochemical performance. Full article
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