Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

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

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College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710127, China
Interests: nanomaterials; electrocatalyst; energy storage; hydrogen evolution reaction; oxygen evolution reaction

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Dear Colleagues,

Electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies, such as rechargeable batteries (Li-ion, Li-oxygen, Li-sulfur, Na-ion, and redox flow batteries), supercapacitors, and membrane electrolytes for fuel cells, are promising solutions to global energy and environmental challenges. Nanostructured materials, with their large surface area, high reactivity, and tunable properties, can significantly improve the electrochemical performance of these devices.

This Special Issue focuses on the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices. We welcome contributions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Nanostructured electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), and other relevant reactions;
  • Nanostructured materials as electrodes, electrolytes, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and batteries;
  • Novel nanostructures and nanocomposites for enhancing the electrochemical performance, stability, durability, and selectivity of electrocatalysts and electrodes;
  • Challenges and prospects of nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Xiaohui Guo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanostructured materials
  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • electrochemical
  • energy storage and conversion
  • electrocatalyst
  • specific capacitance
  • catalytic activity
  • stability

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Three-Dimensional Vanadium and Nitrogen Dual-Doped Ti3C2 Film with Ultra-High Specific Capacitance and High Volumetric Energy Density for Zinc-Ion Hybrid Capacitors
by Xinhui Jin, Siliang Yue, Jiangcheng Zhang, Liang Qian and Xiaohui Guo
Nanomaterials 2024, 14(6), 490; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14060490 - 8 Mar 2024
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Zinc-ion hybrid capacitors (ZICs) can achieve high energy and power density, ultralong cycle life, and a wide operating voltage window, and they are widely used in wearable devices, portable electronics devices, and other energy storage fields. The design of advanced ZICs with high [...] Read more.
Zinc-ion hybrid capacitors (ZICs) can achieve high energy and power density, ultralong cycle life, and a wide operating voltage window, and they are widely used in wearable devices, portable electronics devices, and other energy storage fields. The design of advanced ZICs with high specific capacity and energy density remains a challenge. In this work, a novel kind of V, N dual-doped Ti3C2 film with a three-dimensional (3D) porous structure (3D V-, N-Ti3C2) based on Zn-ion pre-intercalation can be fabricated via a simple synthetic process. The stable 3D structure and heteroatom doping provide abundant ion transport channels and numerous surface active sites. The prepared 3D V-, N-Ti3C2 film can deliver unexpectedly high specific capacitance of 855 F g−1 (309 mAh g−1) and demonstrates 95.26% capacitance retention after 5000 charge/discharge cycles. In addition, the energy storage mechanism of 3D V-, N-Ti3C2 electrodes is the chemical adsorption of H+/Zn2+, which is confirmed by ex situ XRD and ex situ XPS. ZIC full cells with a competitive energy density (103 Wh kg−1) consist of a 3D V-, N-Ti3C2 cathode and a zinc foil anode. The impressive results provide a feasible strategy for developing high-performance MXene-based energy storage devices in various energy-related fields. Full article
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