Special Issue "Supercapacitors from Nano-Engineered Films"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Teresa Moura E Silva
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Guest Editor
Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: energy storage; functional materials; transition metal oxides; electrochemistry; corrosion
Prof. Maria de Fatima Montemor
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Guest Editor
Centro de Quimica Estrutural at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: novel coatings; functional surfaces; energy storage; supercapacitors; electrochemistry; corrosion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The successful transition towards a low-carbon economy requires one to increase the penetration of renewable energy sources in the distribution grid, along with the decentralization of production and an increase in electric mobility. This can only be achieved through the development of highly efficient and reliable energy storage devices, tailored for service needs. Indeed, this is one of the key challenges we face in the 21th century.

Energy storage and, in particular, electrochemical energy storage is, therefore, at the forefront of energy roadmaps all over the world. In this particular field, there is a great need to develop high-energy power-density devices in order to meet the specificities and increasing demands of different applications.

Supercapacitors are devices presenting a high power rate and a long cycle-life, and are the perfect answer to this above-mentioned need. However, these devices can store only moderate values of energy, so, in recent decades, much scientific effort has been devoted to overcoming this limitation. Materials play a pivotal role in enabling the development of novel supercapacitors, accordingly, the development of novel nano-engineered materials is crucial. Numerous new materials, ranging from different forms of carbon, with porosities and surface areas tailored to the enhanced electrochemical double layer response, to nanostructured metal compounds for redox based supercapacitors and asymmetric devices, are attracting increasing attention for such applications.

This Specials Issue aims to bring together high-level contributions in nano-engineered materials and functional electrodes to develop the latest generation of supercapacitors. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue to give a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art and future prospects in this field.

Dr. Teresa Moura E Silva
Prof. Maria de Fatima Montemor
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • energy storage devices
  • supercapacitors
  • hybrid devices
  • metal compounds
  • carbon-based materials and graphene
  • C-based metal compounds composites
  • nanostructured, high area surfaces

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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