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Dielectric Materials for Energy Storage

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016) | Viewed by 8221

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Dear Colleagues,

Many of the 21st century’s advancing technologies, e.g., electric vehicles (and hybrids), portable electronic devices, and renewable energy systems, drive the demand for high-performance energy storage systems. In fact, the increasing demand for processable, lightweight, flexible energy storage materials has motivated researchers from both academia and industry to develop new dielectric materials that combine good dielectric properties with excellent mechanical properties, thermal stability, and high energy density to name a few depending upon the targeted applications.

The present Special Issue is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the dielectric materials to address the various challenging issues researchers are confronted with in this field for a number of applications especially for energy storage.

This Special Issue of Energies invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to dielectric materials based on ceramics, polymers, liquid dielectric, polymer composites, nanocomposites, low-k /high-k dielectrics, surface modification of dielectric materials, and advanced applications in energy storage.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
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Keywords

  • Dielectric constant; dielectric loss; breakdown strength
  • Dielectric polarization and fundamentals of dielectric materials
  • Structure, chemistry and processing of dielectric materials
  • Surface and interfacial phenomena Polymers, liquids and composite (micro/nano) dielectrics
  • Modeling and simulation study of dielectric materials
  • New innovative and functional dielectric materials
  • Application of dielectric materials in Energy Storage

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Metamaterial Absorber Comprised of Butt-Facing U-Shaped Nanoengineered Gold Metasurface
by Masih Ghasemi and Pankaj Kumar Choudhury
Energies 2016, 9(6), 451; https://doi.org/10.3390/en9060451 - 13 Jun 2016
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The paper reports spectral features of the absorbed electromagnetic (EM) waves in a new kind of multilayered plasmonic metamaterial thin film comprised of homogenous layers of copper and silicon as the bottom and the middle sections (of the thin film), respectively, and the [...] Read more.
The paper reports spectral features of the absorbed electromagnetic (EM) waves in a new kind of multilayered plasmonic metamaterial thin film comprised of homogenous layers of copper and silicon as the bottom and the middle sections (of the thin film), respectively, and the inhomogeneous U-shaped nanoengineered gold layer as the top. Each unit cell of the top metasurface consists of one upside and one downside U-shaped (butt-facing) structure. The absorbance of EM waves is simulated in the wavelength range of 200−1500 nm under different incidence angles considering the wave as being transmitted from the metasurface side. The low-order TE and TM modes are taken into account for the estimation of wave absorbance under varying metasurfaces as well as silicon layer thicknesses. It has been found that the nanoengineered gold layer causes higher confinement of power in silicon, which can be further controlled by suitably adjusting its thickness. Further, the increased thickness of metasurface results in shifts in absorption peak along with the existence of dual-absorption maxima in the visible spectral range. The obtained spectral features reveal possible application of the proposed structure as a prudent metamaterial absorber, which can be exploited for EM heating purposes. Full article
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Erratum: Ghasemi, M.; Choudhury, P.K. Metamaterial Absorber Comprised of Butt-Facing U-Shaped Nanoengineered Gold Metasurface. Energies 2016, 9, 451
by Energies Editorial Office
Energies 2016, 9(10), 858; https://doi.org/10.3390/en9100858 - 24 Oct 2016
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The Energies Editorial Office wishes to make the following erratum to their paper [1]:[...] Full article
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