Towards Low-Dimensional Materials in Energy Storage and Conversion

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 86

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School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: energy conversion and storage; photocatalysis; photoelectrocatalysis; electrocatalysis; 2D materials; nanomaterials; Li ion battery; hydrogen production; CO2 reduction; fuel cell

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Low-dimensional materials (LDMs) have garnered significant interest as highly promising materials for energy storage and conversion, largely due to their favorable properties. These materials are classified as zero-dimensional (0D), one-dimensional (1D), or two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials. Specifically, 0D materials are confined to the nanoscale in all three dimensions, such as quantum dots, nanoclusters, and nanodots under 10 nm. Furthermore, 1D materials are confined to the nanoscale in two dimensions, while the remaining dimension is typically on a microscale, such as high aspect ratio structures like nanorods, nanowires, nanotubes, nanoribbons, and nanofibers. For 2D materials, these are only restricted to the nano size in one dimension, with examples including thin sheets and nanoplatelets generally ranging from 3–50 nm thick. A more comprehensive understanding of the underlying properties of LDMs, along with improved fabrication methods, is necessary for further development and practical applications. Importantly, controlling the performance and mechanisms of LDMs in energy storage and conversion can be achieved via the manipulation of physico-chemical properties like the size, shape, composition including heterostructures, as well as incorporating functional groups. This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge research and developments on single and composite LDMs for energy storage and conversion encompassing electrocatalysis, batteries, photocatalysis, supercapacitors, fuel cells, solar cells, and hydrogen technology fields. We welcome contributions from all related fields contributing to this exciting and rapidly advancing field.

Prof. Dr. Yangen Zhou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • low-dimensional materials
  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • batteries
  • fuel cells
  • solar cells
  • hydrogen energy

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