Carbon-based Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies are a vital prerequisite for a neutral carbon future. Therefore, carbon materials with attractive features, such as tunable pore architectures, good electrical conductivity, outstanding physicochemical stability, abundant resources, and low cost are highly desirable for energy conversion and storage. Despite the pressing importance of their applications, our fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical relationship between carbon materials and their induced performance remains incomplete.
The aim of this Joint Special Topic Collection in Applied Physics Letters and The Journal of Chemical Physics is to bring together articles that focus on an improved understanding of the physical or chemical mechanisms that underlie attractive performance of carbon materials and composites for electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Novel works presenting carbon materials used in but not limited to solar cells, fuel cells, batteries and water splitting devices are welcomed.
Guest Editors: Feiyu Kang, Xuanke Li, Seongho Yoon, and Quan-Hong Yang