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Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials Explored by Advanced Scanning Techniques


Publishing date
01 Oct 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2018

Lead Editor

1University of Macau, Macau, China

2Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

3University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

4Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

5Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China


Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials Explored by Advanced Scanning Techniques

Description

Energy storage, a technology that may capture and store energy produced at one time and/or certain place for use at a later time and/or another locations, is one of the most critical issues for current society. This may be achieved by multiple means such as chemical, thermal, electrochemical, electrical, magnetic, kinetic, and mechanical energy storage. The materials for energy storage applications can be metals, alloys, nonmetallic inorganic materials, organic materials, metal-organic frameworks, or various composites of the above ones.

Advanced scanning tools including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic-force microscopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STMs), and Raman spectroscopy are essential in observing morphology, characterizing the microstructure, and identifying specific physical and chemical properties in order to design innovative materials with controllable structures, understand the formation mechanism, clarify catalytic mechanism, and elucidate effect of designed parameters on energy storage properties. One example could be recent SEM with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and TEM with electron diffraction attachments used to study the evolution formation mechanism of a body-centered cubic structure Mg-Co metastable alloy, which is reported to show the lowest hydrogen absorption temperature to date.

The aim of this special issue is to publish high quality research papers as well as comprehensive review ones addressing latest and state-of-the-art topics from active researchers in these fields. A particular focus is analytic scanning techniques and novel applications of the microscopies in design, synthesis, and development of energy storage materials with outstanding performances.

Advanced analytic scanning techniques (SEM, TEM, STM, AFM, Raman, etc.) are adopted for characterization of the following.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hydrogen energy materials for hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen delivery, and so forth.
  • Materials for fuel cell applications (electrodes, electrolytes, membranes, electrolytes, catalysts, etc.)
  • Lithium-ion battery materials (electrodes, catalysts, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Super capacitors (electrodes, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Other materials with outstanding properties for next-generation energy storage applications (thermoelectric materials, metal-air batteries, Na-S batteries, solar cells, heat storage, etc.)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3280283
  • - Editorial

Next-Generation Energy Storage Materials Explored by Advanced Scanning Techniques

Huaiyu Shao | Hai-Wen Li | ... | Liqing He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4725328
  • - Research Article

Flexible Freestanding Carbon Nanofiber-Embedded TiO2 Nanoparticles as Anode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Xuzi Zhang | Zhihong Chen | ... | Guofu Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1341608
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of A-Site Ba2+-Deficient BaCo0.4Fe0.4Zr0.1Y0.1O Oxides as Electrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Xiangnan Li | Liqing He | ... | Baomin Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4314561
  • - Research Article

L-Leucine Templated Biomimetic Assembly of SnO2 Nanoparticles and Their Lithium Storage Properties

Peng Yu | Mili Liu | ... | Hui Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2593780
  • - Research Article

Anomalously Faster Deterioration of LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2/Graphite High-Energy 18650 Cells at 1.5 C than 2.0 C

Dawei Cui | Jinlong Wang | ... | Wenqing Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2464981
  • - Research Article

Surface Characteristic Effect of Ag/TiO2 Nanoarray Composite Structure on Supercapacitor Electrode Properties

Jie Cui | Lin Cao | ... | Peng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6057496
  • - Review Article

Advanced SEM and TEM Techniques Applied in Mg-Based Hydrogen Storage Research

Jianding Li | Jincheng Xu | ... | Huaiyu Shao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7670929
  • - Research Article

Effective Removal of Congo Red by Triarrhena Biochar Loading with TiO2 Nanoparticles

Peng Yu | Tao Hu | ... | Hui Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5906473
  • - Research Article

Synthesis, Morphology, and Hydrogen Absorption Properties of TiVMn and TiCrMn Nanoalloys with a FCC Structure

Bo Li | Jianding Li | ... | Huaijun Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5736742
  • - Research Article

Structural and Kinetic Hydrogen Sorption Properties of Zr0.8Ti0.2Co Alloy Prepared by Ball Milling

Hui He | Huaqin Kou | ... | Meng Liu
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