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Advanced Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Harvesting and Efficient Storage Solutions

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 427

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Rua Luís Reis Santos, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: multifunctional materials; nanomaterials; epitaxial growth techniques; characterization of materials; light sensors; photovoltaic cells; white LEDs; energy storage devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The demand for sustainable and efficient energy solutions has never been greater. As we face global energy challenges and strive for a cleaner and more sustainable future, the development and utilization of advanced functional materials play a crucial role. These materials offer unique properties and functionalities that enable enhanced energy conversion, storage, and utilization. By harnessing the power of advanced functional materials, we can revolutionize energy harvesting technologies and improve the efficiency of energy storage systems.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest research advancements and innovations in the field of advanced functional materials for achieving sustainable energy harvesting and efficient energy storage systems. It provides a platform for researchers to share their cutting-edge findings, insights, and perspectives on the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of functional materials for contributing to the development of more efficient and sustainable energy technologies.

This Special Issue covers a wide range of topics within the domain of advanced functional materials for sustainable energy harvesting and efficient storage solutions. It includes research on novel functional materials for energy conversion and storage devices, as well as emerging trends in materials such as nanomaterials, perovskites, carbon-based materials, and more. We kindly invite researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals to contribute with original research papers and reviews.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Novel materials for energy harvesting and storage devices (e.g., solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells);
  • Advanced functional materials for improving energy conversion and storage efficiency;
  • Characterization techniques and modeling approaches for assessing functional materials in energy applications;
  • Strategies for scalable synthesis and fabrication of functional materials for energy systems;
  • Integration of functional materials into existing energy infrastructure and grid systems;
  • Advances in nanomaterials, perovskites, carbon-based materials, and other emerging materials for energy applications.

Prof. Dr. Zohra Benzarti
Guest Editor

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  • advanced functional materials
  • oxides
  • perovskites
  • piezoelectrics
  • carbon-based materials
  • energy harvesting
  • energy storage
  • renewable energy
  • sustainable energy
  • energy conversion
  • fuel cells
  • solar cells
  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • sustainable technologies
  • modeling and simulation

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