About this Research Topic
The ever-growing economy and increasing global population boost the demand for energy, which is typically derived from fossil fuel sources. Unfortunately, the combustion of fossil fuels causes widespread social concerns about environmental pollution and climate change. Therefore, sustainable and green energy sources, i.e. wind power, solar energy, and hydropower, are regarded as long-term renewable energy alternatives to alleviate the environmental problems which arise from the combustion of fossil fuels. While how to effectively store and convert these clean energies and create a clean environment is still a great challenge which needs to be solved.
Heteroatom doping could modulate the charge distribution over the materials network. The charge modulation can be achieved via direct charge transfer with an electron acceptor/donor (i.e., charge transfer doping) or through the introduction of defects (i.e., defective doping). Various doping strategies, including heteroatom doping, charge-transfer doping, and defective doping, have now been devised for modulating the charge distribution of numerous materials. This research topic aims at the designs of doping nanomaterials as well as their applications and working mechanisms on the clean environment, energy storage and conversion areas.
The Topic Editors welcome submissions including but not limited to the following themes:
• doping materials structures and designs
• doping chemistry and mechanisms
• doping nanomaterials for rechargeable metal batteries and full cells
• doping nanomaterials for supercapacitors
• doping nanomaterials for catalysis
• other doping materials applications in clean environment and energy
Keywords: Energy Storage, Energy Conversion, Clean Environment, Doping Nanomaterials
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