About this Research Topic
Since the discovery of graphene, two-dimensional (2D) materials such as transition metal chalcogenides, transition metal carbides/nitrides (i.e. MXenes) and 2D metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted tremendous research interest. These 2D materials are widely used in various energy storage and conversion devices, owing to their efficient ion transport in lateral dimensions and their large surface area with abundant accessible active sites. Despite the extraordinary potential and impressive progress, the rational synthesis, processing and property tailoring of 2D materials and their assemblies for energy-related applications remain challenging.
This Research Topic aims to capture the state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical research of 2D materials, ranging from classic 2D materials such as graphene and transition metal chalcogenides, to emerging 2D materials such as MXenes, graphydines, phosphorene as well as new 2D material discoveries, with a special emphasis on newly emerged 2D materials and their applications in energy storage and conversion devices (e.g. supercapacitors, batteries, electrolyzers).
We invite submissions of Original Research and Review articles. The areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:
● Computational simulations of 2D materials for application in energy research
● New methods for the low-cost and large-scale production, exfoliation, and delamination of 2D materials.
● New methods for the control synthesis of 2D assemblies with diverse layering structures
● Advanced characterizations of 2D materials
● Fundamental studies of the reaction mechanisms of 2D materials in various energy storage and conversion processes
● Performance optimization of 2D materials-based energy storage and conversion devices.
Keywords: 2D Materials, MXenes, Graphydines, Energy Storage and Conversion
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