Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Special Issue


Energy plays a crucial role for the sustainable development of our economy and society. Nanomaterials have been widely studied and offered unique opportunities for developing novel and highly efficient energy devices. The special issue of “Nanomaterials for Energy Applications” focuses on the investigation of nanomaterials in energy research. It includes both research articles and review articles discussing piezoelectric peptides, 2D materials, nanospheres, and other materials for nanogenerators, batteries, thermogalvanic cells, and other energy applications.

    Guest Editors

    Rusen Yang, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, School of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Xidian University, China 

    Shashank Priya, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA 

    Joe Shapter, Ph.D., Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Queensland, Australia 

      Table of Contents

      Recent Advances in Self-supported Layered Double Hydroxides for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

      Research, vol. 2020, Article ID 3976278, 17 pages, 2020.

      Libo Wu, Luo Yu, Xin Xiao, Fanghao Zhang, Shaowei Song, Shuo Chen, and Zhifeng Ren

      Advanced Thin Film Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

      Research, vol. 2020, Article ID 2969510, 24 pages, 2020. 

      Zhimin Qi and Haiyan Wang

      Concentration-Dependent Solar Thermochemical CO2/H2O Splitting Performance by Vanadia-Ceria Multi-Phase Metal Oxide Systems

      Research, vol. 2020, Article ID 3049534, 12 pages, 2020.

      Asim Riaz, Muhammad Umair Ali, T. Gabriel Enge, Takuya Tsuzuki, Adrian Lowe, and Wojciech Lipiński

      Ultrafast Synthesis of Calcium Vanadate for Superior Aqueous Calcium-Ion Battery

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 6585686, 11 pages, 2019.

      Liyuan Liu, Yih-Chyng Wu, Patrick Rozier, Pierre-Louis Taberna, and Patrice Simon

      Fabric-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 1091632, 13 pages, 2019.

      Jinmei Liu, Long Gu, Nuanyang Cui, Qi Xu, Yong Qin, and Rusen Yang

      Piezoelectric Peptide and Metabolite Materials

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 9025939, 13 pages, 2019.

      Hui Yuan, Peipei Han, Kai Tao, Shuhai Liu, Ehud Gazit, and Rusen Yang

      A General Method for the Synthesis of Hybrid Nanostructures Using MoSe2 Nanosheet-Assembled Nanospheres as Templates

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 6439734, 10 pages, 2019.

      Shikui Han, Kai Zhou, Yifu Yu, Chaoliang Tan, Junze Chen, Ying Huang, Qinglang Ma, Ye Chen, Hongfei Cheng, Weijia Zhou, and Hua Zhang

      Emerging Devices Based on Two-Dimensional Monolayer Materials for Energy Harvesting

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 7367828, 16 pages, 2019.

      Feng Ru Fan and Wenzhuo Wu

      All-Day Thermogalvanic Cells for Environmental Thermal Energy Harvesting

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 2460953, 10 pages, 2019. 

      Boyang Yu, Jiangjiang Duan, Jia Li, Wenke Xie, Hongrun Jin, Rong Liu, Hui Wang, Liang Huang, Bin Hu, and Jun Zhou

      Chemically Binding Scaffolded Anodes with 3D Graphene Architectures Realizing Fast and Stable Lithium Storage

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 8393085, 9 pages, 2019.

      Ping Wu, Zhiwei Fang, Anping Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Yawen Tang, Yiming Zhou, and Guihua Yu

      Buckled MEMS Beams for Energy Harvesting from Low Frequency Vibrations

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 1087946, 14 pages, 2019.

      Ruize Xu, Haluk Akay, and Sang-Gook Kim

      Contact Electrification by Quantum-Mechanical Tunneling

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 6528689, 11 pages, 2019.

      Morten Willatzen and Zhong Lin Wang