Special Issue "Carbide Derived Carbons"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: carbide derived carbons; energy storage and conversion; nanomaterials for energy; material characterization; lithium sulfur batteries; fuel cells; supercapacitors; multidimensional analysis; electrochemistry; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy;surface electrochemistry; small-angle x-ray scattering; small angle neutron scattering
The focus of this Issue of C—Journal of Carbon Research aims to cover tunable carbide-derived carbons for energy storage and conversion applications. Thanks to the flexibility of the synthesis procedure, the development of efficient, functional carbide-derived carbon (CDC) hosts with tunable porosity, unique composition, and required structure has been a highly attractive way to tailor the specific structure suitable for various applications, e.g., host for gas storage; water/air purification; and as materials for fuel-cell, battery, and supercapacitor electrodes.
In light of this, the joint competences of researchers in the field of carbide-derived carbons and its extended family MXenes will focus on a better understanding of the correlations of nanostructure–property relationships and their impact on application performance characteristics.The reported manuscripts will represent in situ and operando characterization interchangeably during controlled electrochemical cycles of the test cells (self-discharge characteristics: Ragone plot, pulse performance, cycle life (depth of discharge (DOD)), and state of health (SOH).
The proposed Special Issue will also cover theoretical aspects, including atomistic modeling, which provides essential insight into the topology and morphology of the carbon structure at the nanoscopic scale.
The final aim is to give readers an overview of novel in situ and operando characterization methods, which, coupled with a deep understanding of electrode mechanisms, enable one to bring new insights to energy technology.
In this Special Issue of C—Journal of Carbon Research, we invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews related to the in situ and operando characterization and applications of carbide-derived carbons and their extended family MXenes. Keywords of interest include but are not limited to the following:
Dr. Eneli Haerk
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- Carbide-derived carbon;
- Metal carbide precursors;
- Next-generation two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal carbides (MXenes);
- Tunable-carbide-derived carbon nanostructures;
- Topology and morphology of the microporous structure;
- Structure–property relationship;
- Power/energy density trade-off (Ragone plot);
- in situ and operando characterization;
- Atomistic modeling and theoretical characterization (hybrid reverse Monte Carlo (HRMC));
- Fuel cell;
- Gravimetric storage devices;
- Self-healing electrodes.