Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials for Energy-Efficient Applications


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1Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

2The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

3Jilin University, Changchun, China

4University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


Nanomaterials for Energy-Efficient Applications

Description

Parallel to energy generation, energy saving is another route to tackle the global energy challenge. Energy-efficient applications include any technology or route that consumes less energy without compromising their functions. They cover a wide range of technologies, for example, solid state lighting based on light-emitting diodes (LED), low-power electronics based on nanoelectronics or spintronics, waste heat recycling based on thermoelectric effect, self-powered devices, and so forth. Nanomaterials open up tremendous opportunities towards energy saving in these fields, as the photon emission, electron transport, spin configuration, and transport, as well as phonon scattering change drastically as the size of the materials shrinking to nanometer scale.

However, the realization of these energy-efficient technologies relies on our ability to synthesize nanomaterials at will and to understand and tailor the properties of the nanomaterials, as well as to integrate the nanomaterials into devices. This special issue solicits these topics together to foster the applications of nanomaterials in the emerging energy research. Experimental, theoretical, or simulation works on nanomaterials or nanostructures that have potential applications in energy-efficient technologies are all welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Semiconductor (e.g., II-VI or III-V semiconductor) nanomaterials for LED and solar cells
  • Diluted semiconductor nanomaterials for spintronics
  • Carbon nanotubes and graphene for low power nanoelectronics
  • Thermoelectric nanomaterials or nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalysts, electrocatalysts, and heterogeneous catalysts
  • Nanomaterials for heat management, for example, heat insulation and magnetic refrigerator
  • Nanomaterials for energy-efficient buildings

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 524095
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials for Energy-Efficient Applications

Xiaohu Huang | Guozhong Xing | ... | Ekaterina Nannen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 673135
  • - Research Article

Effect of CdS/Mg-Doped CdSe Cosensitized Photoanode on Quantum Dot Solar Cells

Yingxiang Guan | Xiaoping Zou | Sheng He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 974161
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Trace Amount Ca-Doping in TiO2 Photoelectrodes

Mengmei Pan | Hanjun Liu | ... | Xiaoli Zhong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 694073
  • - Research Article

Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-TiO2 Nanocomposite for Visible-Light-Induced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Ke Dai | Xiaohu Zhang | ... | Tianyou Peng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 568561
  • - Research Article

Functional Carbon Nanotube/Mesoporous Carbon/MnO2 Hybrid Network for High-Performance Supercapacitors

Tao Tao | Ling Zhang | ... | Chunzhong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 783132
  • - Research Article

Structural and Electrical Properties of the YSZ/STO/YSZ Heterostructure

Yue Fan | Wende Liu | ... | Qiang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 813120
  • - Research Article

Tungsten Oxide and Polyaniline Composite Fabricated by Surfactant-Templated Electrodeposition and Its Use in Supercapacitors

Benxue Zou | Shengchen Gong | ... | Xiaoxia Liu
Journal of Nanomaterials
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