Special Issue "Polymers for Energy Storage and Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: heterojunctions with tailored nanostructures; nanocarbons; conductive polymers; photoelectrochemical cells; solar fuels; electrocatalysis; electrochemistry; polymer optoelectronics; organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells; perovskite solar cells
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Due to the rapidly changing global climate and numerous environmental issues, the development of renewable energies and their storage with sustainability is highly desired. In recent years, polymers and their applications have recently received significant interest as a reliable approach for achieving sustainable energy storage and conversion. The use of polymers for the energy storage and conversion has been investigated intensely over the past few decades such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC), organic photovoltaics (OSC), perovskite solar cells (PSC), fuel cells, and secondary batteries.
This Special Issue “Polymers for Energy Storage and Conversion” covers the nanostructured polymers (or nano-polymers) and engineering of device architecture with an advanced polymer-based process for divergent energy storage and conversion applications with high sustainability involving solar energy systems, electrochemical cells, photocatalysts, artificial photosynthesis, fuel cells, supercapacitors, CO2 conversions, or secondary (rechargeable) batteries. The scope of interests includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Organic, inorganic, or hybrid solar cells (i.e., organic (or polymer) solar cells, dye (or QD) sensitized solar cells, thin-film solar cells, and perovskite solar cells);
- Solar fuel productions (i.e., artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysts, and photoelectrochemical cells);
- Electrocatalysts for electrochemical water splitting, CO2 reduction, or ammonia (NH3) synthesis;
- Electrode and membrane materials for fuel cells, capacitors, and secondary batteries;
- Nano-sciences and technologies for energy storage and conversion devices;
- The manufacturing process for energy storage and conversion devices;
- The engineering of device architecture and structure design for efficient energy storage and conversion.
Particularly, this Special Issue calls for papers on advanced polymer materials, the modulation of polymers and device architectures promoting high capability of energy storage, and efficient energy conversion.
Prof. Dr. Jung Kyu Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Polymer-based solar cells
- Polymers for energy storage devices
- Polymers for photochemical conversions
- Modulation of polymer materials
- Polymer-based electrolytes
- Optoelectronic characterization of polymers
- Polymer-based nanostructures