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Emerging Electrochemical Devices: Low Cost, Lightweight, Flexible, and Miniature Devices

Call for Papers

There is a growing demand for light weight, flexible, and miniature electrochemical devices such as displays, electrochromic windows, sensors, capacitors, solar cells, and batteries as consumer electronics is becoming more sophisticated and miniaturized. While being smaller and flexible, these devices have to be powerful enough to meet the technological advances and demands and low in cost. The development of such devices requires an innovative vision for new materials, concepts, and applications. The rapid advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology can be utilized for the development of such devices.

In spite of the potential high impact and large scale applications of electrochemical devices, the problems with their manufacturing costs, implementation in large areas, materials development, reliability, environment friendliness, and the possibility to integrate them in complex systems remain as clear challenges. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to address the current limitations related to some of the above mentioned challenges. We are interested in articles that explore aspects concerning novel materials, new methods for preparation and characterization, integrated materials in electrochemical devices that can be flexible or light weight or small in size, and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of novel nanostructured electrode materials, transparent conducting materials, catalytic materials, device passivation materials, etc.
  • Development of innovative high conductivity mixed conductors as well as solid or quasi-solid state electrolytes and ion storage layers
  • Efficient utilization of substrates such as glass, plastic, metal foil, paper, and textiles in electrochemical devices
  • Preparation techniques covering physical and chemical depositions, chemical synthesis, nanoparticle suspensions, spraying techniques, inkjet, electrospinning, etc.
  • Innovative devices such as smart windows, thin film batteries, sensitized solar cells, displays, biosensors, supercapacitors, and electrochemical transistors
  • Characterization, modeling, and simulation of materials and electrochemical devices
  • Innovative cheap manufacturing technologies such as large area depositions, inkjet, and low temperature roll-to-roll processes on low cost plastic, paper, etc.
  • Integration of materials and processes to produce more complex and/or autonomous integrated devices/systems with added value or energy autonomy

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Authors Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jchem/physical.chemistry/eed/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 20 June 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 12 September 2014
Publication DateFriday, 7 November 2014

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