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Hybrid Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage: Solar Cells, Batteries and Fuel Cells

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 October 2024 | Viewed by 458

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L3G1, Canada
Interests: energy storage devices; lithium-ion battery; sodium-ion battery; solar cell

Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L3G1, Canada
Interests: fuel cell; advanced catalyst

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Guest Editor
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, China
Interests: solid-state battery; Li-ion battery; Na-ion battery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, significant progress has been made in developing state-of-the-art energy storage and conversion devices to use clean and sustainable energy, where solar cells, fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, high energy density batteries, and supercapacitors are becoming appealing. As the unique combination of properties that can be attained from the inorganic and organic components, hybrid materials play an important role in energy storage and conversion, offering great promise to address the rapidly growing environmental concerns and the increasing global demand for energy. Exploring advanced hybrid materials is critical to meet the increasing demands for high-performance energy storage and conversion devices with the advantages of high conversion efficiency, high energy density, long lifespan, high safety, low cost, and sustainability. This research topic focuses on the synthetic methods, characterizations, theoretical calculations, and mechanism investigations of advanced hybrid materials for energy conversion and storage, including different strategies, methods, and applications. The research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hybrid materials;
  • Energy storage and conversion devices;
  • Different kinds of battery including Li/Na/K/Mg batteries;
  • Materials and new devices for solar cells;
  • Hybrid catalyst for fuel cells.

Dr. Tingzhou Yang
Dr. Shengwen Liu
Prof. Dr. Jie Liu
Guest Editors

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  • energy storage and conversion
  • advanced hybrid materials
  • solar cell
  • fuel cells
  • lithium-ion battery
  • sustainable energy storage devices

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