Special Issue "Research in Thermal Energy Storage Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 1713
Interests: thermochemical energy storage; reversible gas-solid reactions; solid state reaction mechanisms; X-ray crystallography; material modification; materials science; materials engineering; sustainable materials; chemical reaction engineering
Thermal storage technologies play an emerging role in various fields of applications for energy production from renewables. Herein, thermal storage solutions are, for example, researched for ensuring the base-load capability of solar thermal power plants, storage of industrial waste heat, sector coupling, solar thermal techniques for heating in housing and tap-water generation or heat conversion.
For all thermal storage materials, charging is associated with heating, followed by a phase transition in the case of latent storage materials or a chemical reaction in the case of thermochemical storage materials. Since all thermal storage or heat conversion systems are units consisting of a reactor and the storage medium, both parts must have a matching functionality to ensure efficient long-term operation.
The Special Issue “Research in Thermal Energy Storage Materials” therefore aims to focus on relevant material properties and material modification strategies.
As thermal storage materials to a large extent comprise crystalline inorganic or organic systems, a focus is set on respective compounds in order to identify new, potential reaction systems, study the structure-related properties during charging and discharging, and research thermophysical and chemical properties as well as modification strategies using defect generation or doping and (re-) crystallization mechanisms. Respective contributions can have a focus on fundamental material properties investigated at lab scale or can be application oriented, regarding the respective materials systems in bulk scale.
Dr. S. Afflerbach
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Trettin
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- sensible storage materials
- latent storage materials
- thermochemical storage materials
- material screening
- photoinduced thermal storage
- reaction mechanisms
- structure related materials properties
- thermochemical and thermophysical materials properties
- (re-) crystallization
- crystal morphology
- defect structures and doping