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Strategies for Efficient and Sustainable Energy

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 April 2025 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editors

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I3N, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Santiago Campus, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: environmentally friendly materials for energy conversion, energy storage and refrigeration
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I3N, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Santiago Campus, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: solid state physics (electrical and magnetic properties of materials); magnetic hyperthermia
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanostructured functional materials processed by dimensional control show immense promise for diverse applications in energy conversion and storage in view of their outstanding characteristics such as a high surface-to-volume ratio and minimal migration distances. Given the urgent need to address environmental degradation and combat global warming, there is a pressing demand for the advancement of clean, renewable energy conversion strategies. Micro- and nanostructures offer a pathway towards highly efficient alternatives to fossil fuels, making their development pivotal in meeting the challenges of our time.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present the effect of materials engineering, via size, shape, composition, and strain modulations, on various applications of nano- and microstructures for a variety of energy applications. The energy conversion by means of piezoelectric, thermal, magnetic, magnetoelectric, pyroelectric, electro/magnetocaloric, chemical, and/or hybrid properties for sensors and actuators. This Special Issue also addresses issues of electrical energy storage and finding effective means to improve their efficiency. Examples include, but are not limited to, ferroelectric energy storage, electrodes, and electrolyte materials for batteries, supercapacitors, solid-state hydrogen storage, nanostructured solar cells, and heterogeneous catalysts.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Eskilla Venkata Ramana
Dr. Manuel Almeida Valente
Guest Editors

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  • energy conversion
  • energy storage
  • environmental
  • photocatalysis
  • processing

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