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Sustainable Fuel Cells: From Synthesis to Application

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 236

Special Issue Editors

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, China
Interests: fuel cell; hydrogen production; thermal-electro catalysis; electrocatalysis; plasma; defect

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Guest Editor
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Changsha University of Science &Technology, Changsha, China
Interests: design and synthesis of electrocatalyst materials modified with defect engineering; study on low-potential anodic electrooxidation coupled hydrogen production system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fuel cells are efficient and clean devices used to electrochemically convert the chemical energy of fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas (NG), methanol, ethanol, and hydrocarbons into electrical energy with significantly high efficiency and much lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to well-established internal combustion engine technologies. The performance of the fuel cell is influenced by the operating temperature, fuel, electrocatalyst, membrane, bipolar plate, etc., all of which are the focus of research at this stage. This Special Issue on Fuel Cells: From Synthesis to Application will provide a forum for researchers from the academic and industrial community to present the latest advances in the field of fuel cells.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Electrocatalyst;
  • Anion/cation exchange membrane;
  • Membrane electrode structure;
  • Fuel cells resist toxicity;
  • New system fuel cell;
  • Fuel cell assembly;
  • In situ characterization of fuel cells.

Dr. Li Tao
Dr. Yiqiong Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • electrocatalyst
  • anion/cation exchange membrane
  • membrane electrode structure
  • fuel cells resist toxicity
  • new system fuel cell
  • fuel cell assembly
  • in situ characterization of fuel cells

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