About this Research Topic
Currently, rapidly growing global energy demand is placing a growing burden on fossil fuel-based infrastructure. Exploring green energy sources becomes an indispensable switch. However, these green energy sources have the disadvantages of intermittent storage and unstable supply, resulting in the lack of stable and efficient energy supply, which seriously affects their large-scale application in practice. In order to further improve energy stability and efficiency, developing a large-scale energy storage system becomes one of the key factors. As a promising class of materials, porous nanomaterials have been widely applied in sensors, catalysis, biomimesis, etc. Currently, a large number of researches have also been carried out in the field of energy storage based on porous nanomaterials due to their large specific surface area, expedite pore system, special physical and chemical properties, which are considered a key factor to improve the electrochemical performance for energy storage. However, the breakthroughs are needed to prepare porous nanomaterials, to investigate energy storage at the nanoscale, to understand the electrochemical reaction process and particularly to study the potential chemical and physical mechanisms of porous nanomaterials for energy storage.
This Research Topic mainly focuses on the design of high-performance porous nanomaterials for energy storage devices, which can facilitate the development of efficient, rapid, and low-cost energy storage. We also welcome the researches about electrolyte, binder, and additive cooperated with porous nanomaterials for energy storage devices. Meanwhile, we sincerely hope that this Research Topic can provide new understanding of porous nanomaterials for energy storage devices, which will provide valuable inspirations for researchers.
In this Research Topic, we mainly collect the research papers or reviews that involve the above-mentioned topics. Both experimental and simulative works are welcomed. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Synthesis of porous nanomaterials
• Porous nanomaterials for alkali-ion batteries
• Porous nanomaterials for zinc-ion batteries
• Porous nanomaterials for supercapacitors and other new types of energy storage devices
• Electrochemical mechanism of porous nanomaterials for energy storage
• Flexible energy storage device design by porous nanomaterials
• Simulation of porous nanomaterials for energy storage
We would like to acknowledge Dr. Junying Liu has acted as coordinator and has contributed to the preparation of the proposal for this Research Topic.
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