Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Environment Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 2118
Interests: piezocatalysis; mechanocatalysis; pyrocatalysis; photocatalysis; energy harvesting
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Through energy harvesting, useful energy is captured from waste, environmental, or mechanical sources and is converted into a usable form. Mechanical energy, magnetic energy, light, heat and electricity are the main types of essential energy that can be harvested for application in many fields, including environmental, medical, energy, and catalysis (e.g., to drive various kinds of chemical reactions). Nanomaterials, with high specific surface area due to their small particle size (<100 nm), provide new ways to catch, store and exchange energy, and provide an extensive range of resources to resolve future energy-related problems. Nanomaterial energy harvesting and conversion is a broad topic that includes established methods such as photovoltaics, piezoelectricity, triboelectricity, and thermoelectrics, as well as more recent technologies that convert mechanical energy, magnetic energy (magnetoelectricity) and cold–hot alternation waste heat (pyroelectricity) to electricity, even directly to chemical energy. In view of the low energy harvesting cost and high conversion efficiency, nanomaterials have potential in environmental, medical or energy applications in future.
This Special Issue will present comprehensive research outlining progress on environmental energy harvesting (including light, thermal, electric, magnetic and mechanical energy, etc.), conversion to electrical energy or chemical energy, and application in environmental, energy or medical fields of nanomaterials or nanostructures. We invite authors to contribute original research and review articles covering the current progress on nanomaterial energy harvesting, conversion and application.
Potential topics in both theoretical analysis and experimental research include, but are not limited to:
- Ferro/piezo/pyroelectric nanomaterials for piezocatalysis and pyrocatalysis;
- Mechano-chemical synthesis of nanoparticles;
- Nanomaterials with photoelectric energy conversion for photocatalysis or photovoltaics;
- Magnetic nanoparticles for energy harvesting and conversion;
- Nanoscale pyroelectric energy harvesting;
- Nanoscale piezoelectric energy harvesting;
- Nano friction generators or tribocatalysis;
- Nanomaterials for magnetocatalysis or magnetoelectrocatalysis;
- Nanoparticles for environmental, medical or energy application;
- Nanomaterials for energy harvesting and conversion.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Yanmin Jia
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- mechano-chemical synthesis of nanoparticles
- ferro/pyroelectric nanomaterials
- nanoparticles for environmental application
- nanomaterials for medical application
- nanomaterials for energy harvesting and conversion