Special Issue "Molecular Engineering for Electrochemical Power Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2015).
Interests: electrochemical batteries: photoelectrochemical cells; computational spectroscopy; potential energy surfaces; machine learning; ab initio modeling; large scale density functional methods
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Electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies are deemed to play an increasingly prominent role in the use of electricity in the coming decades. They hold the promise of economic solar-to-electricity energy conversion, high-rate grid storage, and of enabling all-electric vehicles. These technologies include metal ion batteries, dye sensitized and organic solar cells, fuel cells and redox flow batteries. While their respective research fields have mostly been developing in parallel, these technologies have to address similar issues of molecular engineering, e.g., band gap engineering, redox level tuning, reorganization energy modulation; these concerns crop up in electrolyte design for Li or post-Li electrochemical batteries, organic electrode materials for emerging organic batteries, chromophore and redox shuttle molecules for dye-sensitized cells and redox flow batteries. This Special Issue aims to foster cross-fertilization of ideas in molecular engineering coming from these different fields. It welcomes original research papers and reviews dealing with experimental or computational design of molecules for use in electrochemical power sources as well as measurements and simulations of molecules at interfaces and in environments characteristic of electrochemical devices.
Dr. Sergei Manzhos
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- electrochemical batteries
- redox-flow batteries
- dye-sensitized solar cells
- organic solar cells
- organic batteries
- fuel cells
- bandgap engineering
- redox level tuning