Special Issue "Nanomaterials-Based Catalysts in Electrical Engineering Applications"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Matti Lehtonen
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Interests: power and energy systems; demand response; power grids; renewable energy sources; power system economics; electrical load modeling; electric vehicle charging; energy storages; heating system electrification
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Dr. Karar Mahmoud
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1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, FI-00076 Espoo, Finland
2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Aswan University, Aswan 81542, Egypt
Interests: power systems; PV power forecasting; solar irradiance forecasting; load forecasting; wind power forecasting; renewable energy sources; electrical vehicles; IoT applications; smart grid
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Dr. Mohamed M. F. Darwish
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1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, FI-00076 Espoo, Finland
2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Benha University, Cairo 11629, Egypt
Interests: nanoparticles; polymer nanocomposites; nanofluids; thin films; functionalization; characterization; electrical insulating materials; dielectric, mechanical, and thermal properties; renewable energies; Industry 4.0

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

These days, a second generation of nanomaterials is being explored called "multi-functional materials". In this regard, the power of this promising nanotechnology in electrical power applications is still exciting. With respect to these advanced materials, fabrication and processing take more prominence in determining the properties exhibited by the prepared materials. Nanomaterial-based catalysts are considered a global technological direction towards efficient electrical power components.

Notably, the introduction of these new materials into electrical products has brought with it a necessary reflection on the impacts of their characteristics on the short-, mid- and long-term life and end-of-life of specific electrical applications (e.g., cables, transformers, substation equipment, capacitors, high voltage insulator, circuit breaker, photovoltaic solar cells, wind turbine insulation arms, and rotating machines). This trend has just started worldwide, especially in electrical applications, and it was judged worthy to present a comprehensive overview of the current actions and trends involving regulations and reservations relative to the nanomaterial-based catalysts. For instance, the electrical power industry seeks to create a super dielectric material, in addition to a superconducting material, that can enhance the breakdown strength or conducting current together with higher thermal conductivity whilst maintaining its physical, chemical, and mechanical performances.

This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent progress and advances in the fabrication of a new multi-functional material that can be used in electrical applications by using nanotechnology. This advancement includes various applications but is not limited to cables, transformers, substation equipment, capacitors, high-voltage insulators, circuit breakers, photovoltaic solar cells, wind turbine insulation arms, rotating machines, and electric traction. It is expected that various improvements will be noticed in all properties after doping the nanoparticles, which are considered to be efficient catalysts, inside the neat particles of the electrical material with homogenous dispersion.

Prof. Dr. Matti Lehtonen
Prof. Dr. Karar Mahmoud
Dr. Mohamed M. F. Darwish
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterial-based catalysts in electrical applications
  • Polymer nanocomposites, nanofluids, and nanogas sensors
  • Functionalized nanoparticles
  • Preparation and characterization
  • Electrical, thermal, mechanical, physical, and chemical properties
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy storage systems
  • Power system components (cables, transformers, capacitors, machines, etc.)
  • High-voltage engineering

Published Papers

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