About this Research Topic
With rapid consumption of traditional fossil energy and increasing environmental pollution all over the world, developing effective energy storage, conversion and application materials is a hot research area nowadays. And the development of high-performance clean energy storage and conversion devices would boost global sustainable development. In the past decades, new energy technologies, such as hydrogen production, supercapacitors and lithium-ion battery provide alternative ways for future energy supply and utilization. To promote the commercialization process of the alternative energies, this Research Topic aims to collect papers focusing on clean energy storage and conversion devices, and provides researchers with an in-depth understanding of recent difficulties and progress in the production, storage and application of clean energy.
The goal of this Research Topic is to seek advanced materials to meet the demand of constructing effective materials for decreasing the operating temperature and storage capacity for application in hydrogen storage. It is well known that the main problem influencing the commercialization process of supercapacitor electrode materials is the cycling stability, which is an important factor for decreasing the cost of materials. Constructing carbon-based material can protect the particle from falling off the electrode. Moreover, the pseudocapacitive electrode materials show high theoretical specific capacitance, therefore, developing carbon-transition metal-based composite can combine these advantages. This Research Topic is also interested in works on the improvement of specific capacity and cycling performances of lithium-based batteries. The safety and stability of the electrode material are also the main problems that hinder the vast application in the future. This collection would be a comprehensive discussion of the existing problems for clear energy storage and conversion materials.
Topics in this Research Topic include but are not limited to the followings:
1. Hydrogen storage materials in the forms of nanosizing and adding catalysts in Mg-based material, other composites such as Li-Mg-N-H, Mg(BH4)2 are not suitable for selection in this Research Topic
2. Carbon in forms of biomass, conventional carbon material (graphene, nanofiber etc.) and carbon-based composites including transition metal oxides, carbides, sulfides electrode material
3. Lithium-based batteries including Li-S batteries, Li-air batteries, lithium iron phosphate, and Li-based complex batteries
4. The theoretical calculations and numerical modeling based on these concepts
5. The related energy conversion devices equipped with the supercapacitor electrode materials and Li-based batteries electrode materials
Manuscripts can be submitted in types of Review, Original Research, Mini Review, and General Commentary.
Keywords: hydrogen storage, supercapacitors, lithium-based batteries, energy storage, clean energy, electrode material
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