Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges


Publishing date
28 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China

2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6181, USA

3Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093-0448, USA

4Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576

5Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges

Description

Increasing supply of energy is required to cater the rapid economic growth, which has posed a huge burden on the current energy infrastructure and the environment. The excessive consumption of limited fossil fuel tends to dry up the energy sources and causes severe environmental pollution and global warming. Such challenging issues have motivated the scientific community to seek next generation energy sources and to develop innovative methodologies to address the key environmental issues to realize a sustainable future. Nanostructured materials possess intriguing physical and chemical properties and have recently emerged as ideal platforms to solve many key challenges in energy (e.g., energy conversion (solar cells and fuel cells) and energy storage (lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors)) and environment (e.g., green catalysts, sensors, and pollution prevention, treatment, and remediation). In particular, nanostructured materials feature with controllable size, shape, composition, structure, and surface, which are difficult or impossible to achieve in their bulk materials. Such unique features of nanostructured materials can be further tailored and engineered to specifically tackle a particular energy and/or environmental challenge.

This special issue is intent to bring over recent advances and R&D activities in developing nanostructured materials for groundbreaking applications in energy and environment. Specific emphasis will be on design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanostructured materials in energy and environment. We invite submissions of original research articles and review articles that cover a wide range of recent advancement in this emerging field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and synthesis of functional nanostructured materials
  • Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion and storage
  • Nanostructured materials for advanced sensor applications
  • Nanostructured catalysts for energy and environmental applications
  • Nanostructured materials for advanced batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and photoelectrochemical cells
  • Nanostructured materials for thermoelectric applications

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/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/jnm/enen/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 675859
  • - Editorial

Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges

Hui Xia | Michael Z. Hu | ... | Xiangyu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 357979
  • - Research Article

Solution Processed Silver Nanoparticles in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Marko Berginc | Urša Opara Krašovec | Marko Topič
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 876967
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Performance of Inorganic Heat Insulation Panel Based on Sepiolite Nanofibers

Fei Wang | Jinsheng Liang | ... | Huimin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 973156
  • - Research Article

CuO-In2O3 Core-Shell Nanowire Based Chemical Gas Sensors

Xiaoxin Li | Xiaogan Li | ... | Zhenan Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 639458
  • - Research Article

Spin Coated Plasmonic Nanoparticle Interfaces for Photocurrent Enhancement in Thin Film Si Solar Cells

Miriam Israelowitz | Jennifer Amey | ... | Radhakrishna Sureshkumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 751424
  • - Research Article

Electroreduction of Copper Dichloride Powder to Copper Nanoparticles in an Ionic Liquid

Tian Wu | Qing Huang | ... | Guoping Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 381235
  • - Research Article

Mesoporous Alumina Microfibers In Situ Transformation from AACH Fibers and the Adsorption Performance

Xiaoqin Shi | Chen Yang | ... | Haibo Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 368071
  • - Research Article

Structural Evolution and Electrochemical Performance of Li2MnSiO4/C Nanocomposite as Cathode Material for Li-Ion Batteries

Min Wang | Meng Yang | ... | Xu Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 458245
  • - Research Article

Development of Amperometric Laccase Biosensor through Immobilizing Enzyme in Magnesium-Containing Mesoporous Silica Sieve (Mg-MCM-41)/Polyvinyl Alcohol Matrix

Z. Dai | M. Q. Guo | ... | W. Y. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 751826
  • - Research Article

Y-Doped ZnO Nanorods by Hydrothermal Method and Their Acetone Gas Sensitivity

Peng Yu | Jing Wang | ... | Xiao-gan Li
Journal of Nanomaterials
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