Recent advances in materials for energy and their applications

Published 19 July, 2022


Faced with economic fluctuations, climate change and the growing world demand for energy, renewable energy has become an alternative to fossil fuels. This shift has also been driven by the emergence of versatile materials for solar cells, fuel cells and wind turbines, etc. Scientists are now focusing their efforts on meaningful interactions between the characterisation, development and modelling of various materials to improve their electronic, magnetic, magneto-caloric and optical properties.

However, the materials commonly used by the industry for the creation of next-generation optoelectronic devices have their limitations. To open up new prospects in a variety of engineering applications, ranging from photonics to energy production, we need to improve the characterisation of atomic-scale characteristics, control and reproducing growth processes, and the logical design of nanomaterials.

This research topic will feature original research papers, reviews and mini reviews on the state of the art and advances in the field of nanomaterials for energy and their applications, with a focus on energy conversion and photonics applications.

Topics covered:

  • DFT/ Ab initio
  • Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Photovoltaics
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials
  • Materials synthesis and characterisations
  • Materials theory and principles
  • Molecular systems and applications
  • Nanostructures and nanomaterials
  • Optoelectronic materials
  • Oxide materials
  • Photovoltaics photocatalysis materials

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 15 March 2023

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select VSI: materials for energy on submission. 

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