Design of Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Devices

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 2014

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Interests: SOFC; batteries; nanomaterials; energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of designing nanomaterials for electrochemical devices has evolved significantly in recent years. With the increasing demand for clean energy solutions, researchers have focused on developing nanostructured materials with enhanced electrochemical properties for various applications, including batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. This interdisciplinary field brings together expertise from materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering, to address the complex challenges associated with energy storage and conversion.

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances and cutting-edge research in the design of nanomaterials for electrochemical devices. We seek to explore the fundamental principles underlying the synthesis, characterization, and application of nanostructured materials in improving the performance and efficiency of electrochemical devices. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, nanostructured electrode materials, electrolytes, interfaces, and device architectures for energy storage and conversion applications.

Contributions to this Special Issue should present original research that advances the current understanding of nanomaterial design for electrochemical devices. We encourage submissions that demonstrate innovative approaches, novel synthesis methods, advanced characterization techniques, and theoretical modeling to address key challenges and push the boundaries of knowledge in this field. Papers reporting on experimental, theoretical, and computational studies are all welcome.

We invite submissions of original research articles and reviews that cover various aspects of nanomaterial design for electrochemical devices. Research articles should present new experimental or theoretical findings that significantly contribute to the field. Review articles should provide the comprehensive summaries of recent developments and emerging trends in nanomaterial design for electrochemical devices and offer insightful discussions on future directions and challenges in this rapidly evolving field. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review to ensure the quality and relevance of their content.

Dr. Lucía Dos Santos Gómez
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  • nanomaterials
  • energy storage
  • energy conversion
  • electrochemistry
  • clean technology

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Bi-MOF-Derived Carbon Wrapped Bi Nanoparticles Assembly on Flexible Graphene Paper Electrode for Electrochemical Sensing of Multiple Heavy Metal Ions
by Min Hu, Hu He, Fei Xiao and Chen Liu
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(14), 2069; - 14 Jul 2023
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 1901
The development of nanohybrid with high electrocatalytic activity is of great significance for electrochemical sensing applications. In this work, we develop a novel and facile method to prepare a high-performance flexible nanohybrid paper electrode, based on nitrogen-doped carbon (NC) wrapped Bi nanoparticles (Bi-NPs) [...] Read more.
The development of nanohybrid with high electrocatalytic activity is of great significance for electrochemical sensing applications. In this work, we develop a novel and facile method to prepare a high-performance flexible nanohybrid paper electrode, based on nitrogen-doped carbon (NC) wrapped Bi nanoparticles (Bi-NPs) assembly derived from Bi-MOF, which are decorated on a flexible and freestanding graphene paper (GP) electrode. The as-obtained Bi-NPs encapsulated by an NC layer are uniform, and the active sites are increased by introducing a nitrogen source while preparing Bi-MOF. Owing to the synergistic effect between the high conductivity of GP electrode and the highly efficient electrocatalytic activity of Bi-NPs, the NC wrapped Bi-NPs (Bi-NPs@NC) modified GP (Bi-NPs@NC/GP) electrode possesses high electrochemically active area, rapid electron-transfer capability, and good electrochemical stability. To demonstrate its outstanding functionality, the Bi-NPs@NC/GP electrode has been integrated into a handheld electrochemical sensor for detecting heavy metal ions. The result shows that Zn2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+ can be detected with extremely low detection limits, wide linear range, high sensitivity, as well as good selectivity. Furthermore, it demonstrates outstanding electrochemical sensing performance in the simultaneous detection of Zn2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+. Finally, the proposed electrochemical sensor has achieved excellent repeatability, reproducibility, stability, and reliability in measuring real water samples, which will have great potential in advanced applications in environmental systems. Full article
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