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Functional Organic Molecules for Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2021) | Viewed by 439

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemistry, The University of Copenhagen, Nørregade 10, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: synthetic and physical organic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry

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Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Alsion 2, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark
Interests: organic semiconductors; hybrid semiconductors; energy technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world population is on the constant rise and is expected to increase from the current 7.8 billion to 10 billion by 2050. Will we be able to feed 10 billion people and ensure the basic living standards for us all? In the past centuries, we have become accustomed to cheap fossil fuels, but the consequence of this is that we now have the highest level of atmospheric CO2 ever measured, which exerts a wide environmental impact on human health and the climate, in form of grievous mass extinction of species, deforestation, food insecurity, lack of water availability, ocean acidification, permafrost melting, and more to come. How do we handle a transition to a sustainable society? In addressing this, it is important that we pool our efforts, think in terms of interdisciplinary research, and break down the barriers and silos often seen in academia.

This Special Issue focuses on novel functional organic molecules which find their use in new technologies such as photovoltaics, photocatalysis for hydrogen production and carbon dioxide reduction, production of energy storage devices, as well as organic semiconductor-based printed electronics, which are expected to provide energy-efficient components in the future and jointly contribute to a truly zero-emission society, using solely low-environmental-impact approaches. This Special Issue wants to highlight the scientific efforts in the research on all aspects of novel functional molecules, i.e., synthesis, characterization, stability, sustainability, device development, upscaling, and related topics.

Prof. Dr. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen
Dr. Vida Engmann
Guest Editors

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  • Organic solar cells
  • dye sensitized solar cells
  • perovskite solar cells
  • photocatalysts for water splitting
  • photocatalysts for CO2 reduction
  • supercapacitors
  • organic batteries
  • electrochromic devices

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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