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Trends and Prospects in Advanced Energy Materials 2023

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D1: Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 2412

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Vilnius University, Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Sauletekio av. 3, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: modeling and investigation of new energy materials with important electrical and optical properties using a quantum mechanical approach; predicting and investigating chemical reactions and possible processes necessary to create a final product

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Life Science Center, Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University, Sauletekio av. 7, LT-10257 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: nitrocompounds; nitramines; energetic materials; N-oxides; azides; N-heterocycles; synthesis; molecular structure; toxicity; ecotoxicology
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This Special Issue is focused on the trends and prospects of energy materials representing a class of materials used in a variety of ways. For example, high-energy materials could be used in the civilian sector for mining, construction, or spacecraft engineering, while in the military sector, they are applied for defense and security. Energy materials are also used for energy storage in batteries and supercapacitors, and energy conversion through solar cells, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices, etc. These materials are important in solving current global challenges such as increased energy consumption and environmental pollution.

The aim of this Special Issue is to summarize the success of the fundamental science and applied research on materials used for harvesting, conversion, storage, transmission, and utilization of energy. The issue will also include achievements in decreasing materials’ sensitivity, toxicity, instability, and proneness to decomposition or degradation over a short time. Further additions to this issue will include modern and advanced signal flare compositions, an understanding of the ignition mechanisms, and continuing development of advanced ignition methods. Moreover, techniques for the characterization of energy materials and their output as well as principles and effects of explosions will be discussed in this Special Issue. We aim to disseminate the most recent advances and perspectives related to the development of new approaches to designing and investigating advanced energy materials, and their safe application. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:

  • Novel theoretical approaches to evaluating properties of high-energy materials;
  • Synthesis of advanced energy materials;
  • Properties of advanced energy materials and ways for their improvement;
  • Maintenance of high-energy materials;
  • Novel methods for high-energy materials recognition.

Dr. Jelena Tamuliene
Dr. Jonas Sarlauskas
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Keywords

  • high-energy materials
  • synthesis
  • theoretical approach
  • maintenance

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Theoretical Investigation on Selected 3-Amino-5-[(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)amino]-1H-1,2,4-triazole Salts with Energetic Anions: A Perspective
by Jelena Tamuliene and Jonas Sarlauskas
Energies 2024, 17(2), 460; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17020460 - 17 Jan 2024
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The current work is dedicated to the search for new high-energy materials (HEMs) with improved characteristics, which are gained through agglomeration with salts. The research was performed by Becke’s three-parameter hybrid functional approach, with non-local correlation provided by Lee, Yang, and Parr, and [...] Read more.
The current work is dedicated to the search for new high-energy materials (HEMs) with improved characteristics, which are gained through agglomeration with salts. The research was performed by Becke’s three-parameter hybrid functional approach, with non-local correlation provided by Lee, Yang, and Parr, and the cc-pVTZ basis set. The structure, total energy, and heat of formation, presented as binding energy per atom of the most stable compounds formed due to 3-amino-5-[(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl) amino]-1H-1,2,4-triazole (APATO) within selected salts, were obtained to foresee its influence on resistance to shock stimuli, detonation pressure, and velocity of the materials under study. The results obtained allow us to foresee that only agglomeration with precise salts could lead to a significant improvement in the stability of the specific high-energy materials and resistance to shock stimuli. We also show that agglomeration leads to better energetic properties of the above-mentioned compound, although the improvement may be insignificant in some cases. Full article
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HKUST-1 as a Positive Electrode Material for Supercapattery
by Nur Hawa Nabilah Azman, Muhammad Mustaqhim Alias and Yusran Sulaiman
Energies 2023, 16(20), 7072; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16207072 - 13 Oct 2023
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The copper-based metal-organic framework (HKUST-1) exhibits interesting properties, such as high porosity and large specific surface area, which are useful as electrode materials for supercapattery. Herein, the HKUST-1 was synthesized through a facile hydrothermal method and exhibited a typical octahedral structure with a [...] Read more.
The copper-based metal-organic framework (HKUST-1) exhibits interesting properties, such as high porosity and large specific surface area, which are useful as electrode materials for supercapattery. Herein, the HKUST-1 was synthesized through a facile hydrothermal method and exhibited a typical octahedral structure with a specific surface area of 1015.02 m2 g−1, which was calculated using the Barrett–Joyner–Halenda (BJH) method. From the three-electrode analysis, the HKUST-1 demonstrated a specific capacity of 126.2 C g−1 in 1 M LiOH. The structural fingerprint of the HKUST-1 was confirmed with Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy. A supercapattery device, i.e., the HKUST-1//N-doped graphene, revealed a maximum specific power of 300 W kg−1 and a specific energy of 2.61 W h kg−1 at 1 A g−1 with 57% capacitance retention during continuous charging–discharging, even after 10,000 cycles. The HKUST-1 also demonstrated a low charge transfer resistance and a low equivalent series resistance of 7.86 Ω and 0.87 Ω, respectively, verifying its good conductivity. The prominent supercapattery performance of the HKUST-1//N-doped graphene suggested that the HKUST-1 is a promising positive electrode for supercapattery. Full article
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