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Nanostructured Energy Conversion Materials: Fabrication, Properties and Applications

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Advanced energy conversion materials-assisted technologies are likely to overcome conventional energy conversion systems. With the increase in world population in recent years, environmental pollution and energy demand have risen exponentially. Thus, it is vital to design and prepare novel materials for efficient energy conversion application on the length scale of a nanometre (1-100nm). Comprehensive research into energy conversion requires a multidisciplinary approach, as it needs the implementation of materials, chemistry, and physics knowledge in problem-solving. In addition to proposing novel nanostructured materials for efficient energy conversion, tuning optical band energies, and controlling morphologies are also essential. Therefore, inspiring research on energy conversion is essential in designing advanced nanomaterials and developing structure-property correlations, thus promoting our overall understanding and the use of this technology in environmental remediation, renewable energy conversions and sensing applications.

This Research Topic aims to highlight the development of efficient nanostructured energy conversion materials for environmental remediation, renewable energy conversion and fluorescent sensing. Recent advancements in nanomaterials, such as metal chalcogenides, perovskites, nanocomposites, and Van der Waals supported energy conversion materials, will also be discussed. Another major aim is to explore efficient photocatalyst for environmental remediation, selective and sensitive fluorescent sensing probes, and renewable energy conversion applications, preferably with not only enhanced efficiencies but also enhanced stability and scalability. Finally, focus will also be given to the fabrication of nanostructured energy conversion materials with particle size manipulation, compositional engineering, and tuned optical properties of materials for improved performance. 

We invite the submission of Original Research results based on experimental explorations, as well as critical literature Reviews/Mini-Review, and Perspective articles, on themes including (but not limited to):
• Synthesis of energy conversion nanomaterials via wet chemical or solid-state methods
• Metal oxide, metal chalcogenides, 2D materials Characterizations for energy conversions
• Exploration of metal doping or co-doping effect on the semiconductor materials
• Theoretical investigation of energy conversion nanomaterials properties
• Investigation of photocatalytic/electrocatalytic applications
• Exploration Fluorescent sensing and renewable energy conversion performance of materials via solar light-assisted and (or) photo-electrochemical and (or) simulated light-assisted methods.


Keywords: nanomaterials, nanostructure, energy conversion materials, nanocomposites, photocatalysis, sensing, renewable energy conversion, environmental remediation, compositional engineering


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Advanced energy conversion materials-assisted technologies are likely to overcome conventional energy conversion systems. With the increase in world population in recent years, environmental pollution and energy demand have risen exponentially. Thus, it is vital to design and prepare novel materials for efficient energy conversion application on the length scale of a nanometre (1-100nm). Comprehensive research into energy conversion requires a multidisciplinary approach, as it needs the implementation of materials, chemistry, and physics knowledge in problem-solving. In addition to proposing novel nanostructured materials for efficient energy conversion, tuning optical band energies, and controlling morphologies are also essential. Therefore, inspiring research on energy conversion is essential in designing advanced nanomaterials and developing structure-property correlations, thus promoting our overall understanding and the use of this technology in environmental remediation, renewable energy conversions and sensing applications.

This Research Topic aims to highlight the development of efficient nanostructured energy conversion materials for environmental remediation, renewable energy conversion and fluorescent sensing. Recent advancements in nanomaterials, such as metal chalcogenides, perovskites, nanocomposites, and Van der Waals supported energy conversion materials, will also be discussed. Another major aim is to explore efficient photocatalyst for environmental remediation, selective and sensitive fluorescent sensing probes, and renewable energy conversion applications, preferably with not only enhanced efficiencies but also enhanced stability and scalability. Finally, focus will also be given to the fabrication of nanostructured energy conversion materials with particle size manipulation, compositional engineering, and tuned optical properties of materials for improved performance. 

We invite the submission of Original Research results based on experimental explorations, as well as critical literature Reviews/Mini-Review, and Perspective articles, on themes including (but not limited to):
• Synthesis of energy conversion nanomaterials via wet chemical or solid-state methods
• Metal oxide, metal chalcogenides, 2D materials Characterizations for energy conversions
• Exploration of metal doping or co-doping effect on the semiconductor materials
• Theoretical investigation of energy conversion nanomaterials properties
• Investigation of photocatalytic/electrocatalytic applications
• Exploration Fluorescent sensing and renewable energy conversion performance of materials via solar light-assisted and (or) photo-electrochemical and (or) simulated light-assisted methods.


Keywords: nanomaterials, nanostructure, energy conversion materials, nanocomposites, photocatalysis, sensing, renewable energy conversion, environmental remediation, compositional engineering


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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30 September 2021 Abstract
10 December 2021 Manuscript

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30 September 2021 Abstract
10 December 2021 Manuscript

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