Journal of Nanomaterials

Functional Nanomaterials for Energy Applications


Lead Editor

1University of Pune, Pune, India

2National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

3Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

4National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA

5Missouri State University, Springfield, USA

Functional Nanomaterials for Energy Applications


The 21st century is seeking for the development of innovative and improved energy technologies that have the capability to conserve/convert energy at large extent. To leap forward from the energy crisis issues and improving lifestyle, we all are looking positively toward nanomaterials or nanostructures. By tailoring the surface morphology of materials in its nanoform, the functional properties can be significantly adapted and specifically combined to produce highly potent multifunctional materials for conversion, storage, and consumption of energy in the form of solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors, sensors, field emitters, electrochromic smart windows, nanogenerators, light-emitting diodes, and nanoelectronics, and so forth.

This special issue is dedicated to fundamental understanding of synthesis of various nanostructures, issues associated with energy conversion, storage, and transport at nanoscale level, and advances in energy applications of nanomaterials.

We welcome reviews and original research papers (experimental, theoretical, or simulations work) on nanostructures or nanomaterials that have potential application in energy related technologies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Techniques for synthesis and characterizations of nanomaterials for energy applications
  • Nanoparticles, quantum dots, one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures, and hierarchical nanostructures (in thin films or bulk form)
  • Nanoporous materials
  • Energy conservation, conversion and storage devices/systems, for example, solar cells, DSSCs, fuel cells, supercapacitors, field emitters, electrochromism, smart windows, display devices, nanogenerators, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, and so on
  • Sensors and nanoelectronics


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 131965
  • - Editorial

Functional Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Rupesh S. Devan | Yuan-Ron Ma | ... | Kartik C. Ghosh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 921394
  • - Research Article

Comparative Studies on Thermal Performance of Conic Cut Twist Tape Inserts with SiO2 and TiO2 Nanofluids

Sami D. Salman | Abdul Amir H. Kadhum | ... | Abu Bakar Mohamad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 690965
  • - Review Article

A Review on the Fabrication of Electrospun Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Hazlina Junoh | Juhana Jaafar | ... | Hamid Ilbeygi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 498950
  • - Research Article

Effects of Different Doping Ratio of Cu Doped CdS on QDSCs Performance

Xiaojun Zhu | Xiaoping Zou | Hongquan Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 820509
  • - Research Article

Effects of Niobium-Loading on Sulfur Dioxide Gas-Sensing Characteristics of Hydrothermally Prepared Tungsten Oxide Thick Film

Viruntachar Kruefu | Anurat Wisitsoraat | Sukon Phanichphant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 686891
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Graphene on Carbon Cloth as an Electrode for Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells

Hung-Yin Tsai | Wei-Hsuan Hsu | Ying-Chen Huang
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