Materials Science for Energy Technologies is an international, interdisciplinary journal covering novel scientific discoveries and advances in nanostructured materials dealing with chemical synthesis, surface functionalization, size and shape control, growth mechanism, physio-chemical properties (structural, catalytic, electrical, electrochemical, opto-electronic) of novel micro-scale and nanostructured advanced materials (e.g. polymers, carbon materials, inorganic particles, biomaterials, nano hybrids) with hierarchical structures and its interdisciplinary applications in areas of energy storage (electrochemical super capacitors, batteries, fuel cells) as well as energy conversion (solar cells, photovoltaics, OLEDs, photo anodes), energy generation (hydrogen evolution), and environment (photo catalysis).
Materials Science for Energy Technologies is an Open Access journal publishing both fundamental and applied research. The journal welcomes original research articles, review articles and mini reviews, notes, short communications, commentaries and perspective papers.
Materials Science for Energy Technologies publishes the latest research and perspectives on novel, functional materials as energy storage/conversion devices, both in the forms of fine power and solid-state flexible films as these are important sources for renewable energy and energy storage technologies supporting solutions to global environmental problems.
Materials Science for Energy Technologies covers experimental and theoretical aspects of materials and prototype devices for energy conversion and storage. One of the main aims of the journal is to highlight the transformation of renewable feedstock into valuable, clean, and economically attractive products. It covers the catalytic processes involved, and it surveys relevant available commercial technologies. The journal highlights how these technologies can be used for efficient waste management, particularly for synthetic polymer industry as well as energy production. The journal deals with current trends in hydrogen and fuel cell-based energy technologies, providing real-world case studies of renewable energy projects globally.
Materials Science for Energy Technologies covers novel solar energy driven photocatalytic functional materials that generate from water to hydrogen, as a clean and promising form of energy vector (or storage of energy). Contributions on energy production from hydrogen (e.g., fuel cells) and other relevant topics such as photocatalytic conversion mechanism, photo catalysis for chemical synthesis, nano catalysis, electro catalysis, environmental catalysis for remediation of organic pollutants, surface and colloidal phenomena of catalytic materials will be considered.
Contributions on efficient photocatalytic materials or membranes (films) prepared from materials addressing challenges around organic chemical pollutants in renewable energy and environment by maintaining or improving the activity of catalysts are also welcomed. Such efficient photocatalytic materials are often clean and energy intensive, helping to solve or alleviate environmental issues.