Interfaces in Energy Materials
Interfaces are critical to achieving next generation energy systems with high performance and stability. However, little is known about the potential challenges associated with interface phenomena in these systems. Common challenges included understanding mass and electron transport at interfaces, and how interfacial reactions during operation influence performance. This special issue encompasses the fields of thermoelectrics, solid-state batteries, solid-oxide fuel cells, and interface electronics and highlights the challenges and approaches of the respective communities regarding the interface. The latest experimental techniques with emphasis on state-of-the-art tools for probing interfaces, as well as theoretical techniques are covered, with wide representation from the physics, chemistry and materials science communities.
Guest Editors: Siân Dutton, Stephen J. Skinner and G. Jeffrey Snyder