Ceramic Materials for Energy Technologies

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2022) | Viewed by 771

Special Issue Editors

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Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Research Institute, G.R. Derzhavin Tambov State University, 392000 Tambov, Russia
Interests: zirconia; solid electrolytes; SOFC; phase transitions; mechanical strength
Materials Research Institute (IMFAA), Aalen University, Beethovenstraße 1, 73430 Aalen, Germany
Interests: functional ceramics; oxide materials; interfaces; thermoelectricity; solid-state batteries; SOFC; electrical and thermal transport properties; electron microscopy; impedance spectroscopy; microstructure-property relationship

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Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA, Strada Torre della Razza, I‐29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: ceramics for energy-related applications; inorganic membranes for gas separation; tape casting; electron microscopy; ceramics manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern civilization heavily relies on stable and sustainable energy generation. Gradual depletion of the reserves of oil and natural gas creates new challenges and stimulates novel approaches in energy generation, conversion and utilization. These approaches include both development of “green” energy technologies and improvement of the technologies based on hydrocarbons. Development of new ceramic materials is crucial for energy technology to keep up with present challenges.

Applications of ceramics in energy technology are wide and varied. These include high-temperature ceramic materials for power generation in gas turbines, ceramics in the nuclear fuel cycle, and materials for concentrated solar power. Another wide application area involves the use of the electrochemical properties of ceramics; this includes solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic ion transport membranes for gas separation and ceramics for electrochemical storage (solid state batteries). Yet, another area of ceramic application in energy technology includes thermoelectric and piezoelectric materials.

The Special Issue aims to cover new developments in relation to ceramics for energy technology and create a convenient platform for authors to share their ideas and findings. Authors are welcome to report their original findings in the area, as well as short reviews covering recent advances in the field.

Dr. Andrey O. Zhigachev
Dr. Pinar Kaya
Dr. Paolo Fedeli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • SOFC
  • Solid-state batteries
  • Ion transport membranes
  • High-temperature ceramics
  • Piezoelectrics
  • Thermoelectrics

Published Papers

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