Special Issue "Electrochemical Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 5492
Interests: electrocatalysts; electrocatalytic reaction mechanism; operando/in situ spectroscopy technology; fuel cells
With the rapid development of society, the overuse of coal, oil, diesel, and other non-renewable energy resources results in the extreme shortage of traditional fossil fuel. To address this issue, the conversion and storage technologies of electrochemical energy, such as electrochemical capacitors/batteries and fuel cells, have received extensive attention based on their distinguishing properties, e.g., energy/power densities, cyclability, and efficiencies. However, these technologies suffer from several technological issues such as cost, sustainability, safety, performance, and durability. In an attempt to overcome these drawbacks, various improved electrochemical nanomaterials with innovative structural and functional properties have been emerging, creating a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems. Additionally, the fundamental understanding of the formation/evolution of electrochemical interfaces is mandatory for the rational design of high-performance nanomaterial for electrochemical devices.
This Special Issue aims at covering recent progress and new developments in electrochemical materials and devices for energy conversion and storage, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
(1) the precise synthesis and design methods of electrochemical materials;
(2) advanced characterization techniques, especially operando/in situ spectroscopy technology;
(3) theoretical calculations for electrocatalysts and electrode materials;
(4) advanced electrolytes and membranes for electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices;
(5) low-/non-platinum electrocatalyst for low-temperature fuel cells;
(6) Advanced materials for supercapacitors;
(7) Review articles that describe the current state of the art.
Dr. Bang-An Lu
Dr. Yuanhui Cheng
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- fuel cells
- metal–ion batteries
- flow batteries
- metal–sulfur (selenium) batteries
- metal–air batteries
- electrode materials