Special Issue "Advanced Membranes for Fuel Cells and Redox Flow Batteries"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 4707
Interests: redox flow battery; energy storage; ion exchange membrane; battery; electrochemistry; polymer; electrolyte; electrode; vanadium flow battery
Interests: battery materials; nanomaterials; electrochemistry; lithium–ion batteries; materials chemistry; battery; fuel cells; electrolytes; electrochemical impedance; spectroscopy; cyclic voltammetry
Renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, have shown great promise in relieving the worldwide dependence on fossil fuels, thereby achieving a low-carbon society. However, the intermittent nature of renewables has caused unpredictable matching between electricity supply and demand, leading to unstable and inconsistent power delivery. Thus, energy storage technologies are needed to address the challenges that come with integrating renewable energy into the power grid. Ion exchange membranes/polymer electrolytes are very important components in fuel cells and redox flow batteries, as they are responsible for ion selection and transport to react in the electrode. Fuel cells and redox flow batteries based on polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) play important roles in applications, such as power sources for portable electronics, distributed power generation, and electric vehicles. A good PEM must present high proton conductivity, low crossover, high selectivity, excellent mechanical strength, and mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical stability. The membrane not only affects the whole cyclability performance but also determines the economic viability of the system. Additionally, increasing customer demands for environmentally friendly membrane products has prompted scientists to search for facile, low-cost and green production routes for novel membrane-based devices.
This Special Issue, “Advanced Membranes for Fuel Cells and Redox Flow Batteries”, will be a perfect forum to bring together the latest results obtained by key laboratories focused on membranes and membrane materials with applications in related research and development, including the synthesis, characterization, and applications of membranes.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Fuel cells;
- Redox flow batteries;
- Proton-exchange membranes;
- Cation-exchange membranes;
- Anion-exchange membranes;
- Porous membranes;
- Amphoteric membranes.
Dr. Chuanyu Sun
Dr. Lihong Yu
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- fuel cell
- redox flow battery
- proton-exchange membranes
- cation-exchange membranes
- anion-exchange membranes
- porous membranes
- amphoteric membranes