Advances in Polymer Technology

Advanced Polymers for Energy Conversion and Storage

Publishing date
01 May 2020
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2020

Lead Editor

1Northwestern University, Evanston, USA

2University of California, Berkeley, USA

3Peking University, Beijing, China

4Washington State University, Pullman, USA

5University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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Advanced Polymers for Energy Conversion and Storage

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More articles will be published in the near future.


Polymers have triggered considerable research interest in the fields of energy storage and conversion. This is due to their wide range of properties, great design flexibility, easy processability, and low cost. Consequently, polymers play important roles in a vast variety of applications such as in alkali metal ion batteries, thermal interface materials, redox-flow batteries, and (photo)/electrocatalysis. Over the past decade, there has been tremendous progress in the design and synthesis of polymers with desirable molecular structures, allowing for quick and easy tailoring of their physicochemical, mechanical, thermal, and viscoelastic properties. This has led to significant advances in practical applications for polymer materials.

This special issue aims to collect original research and review articles covering the most recent advancements in the design and fabrication of polymeric materials for energy conversion and storage. Works on fabrication methods or theoretical calculations are also welcomed in this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and synthesis strategies for polymeric electrolytes/separators/binders/catalysts
  • Advanced manufacturing methods for polymer-based self-standing electrodes such as emulsion-assisted manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Thermal interface polymeric materials
  • Theoretical modeling or calculations for the design and synthesis of polymeric materials for use in energy conversion and storage
  • Energy conversion processes (catalysis and photocatalysis) utilizing polymeric materials
  • The use of polymeric materials in the field of solar fuels (hydrogen production, CO2 reduction, etc.)
  • Batteries from polymeric materials: alkali metal (Na/K/Ca/Mg/Al) ion batteries and redox-flow batteries
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