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Title: Editorial: Functional nanomaterials for energy applications

In order to leap forward from the energy crisis issues and improve lifestyle, we all are looking positively toward nanomaterials or nanostructures. Thus, the exploration of new features of both typical and novel materials at the nanoscale level is playing important role in the development of innovative and improved energy technologies that have the capability of conserve/convert energy at large extend. By tailoring the surface morphology of materials in its nanoforms, the functional properties can be significantly adapted and specifically combined to produce highly potent multifunctional materials for conversion, storage, and consumption of energy in various forms. The papers selected for this special issue represent a good panel for addressing various energy applications including solar cell, fuel cells, nanofluid twisters, and gas sensors. Of course, the selected topic and the papers are not an exhaustive representation of the utilization of functional nanomaterials for energy applications. Nevertheless, they represent the rich and many-facet knowledge, which we have the pleasure of sharing with the readers.
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  1. Univ. of Pune, Pune (India). Dept. of Physics
  2. National Dong Hwa Univ. (NDHU), Hualien (Taiwan). Dept. of Physics
  3. Chonnam National Univ., Gwangju (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  4. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  5. Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO (United States). Dept. of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1687-4110
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nanomaterials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-4110
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; nanomaterials; solar cells; fuel cells; nanofluid twisters; gas sensors