Special Issue

Topic: Frontier Research on Paper and Fiber Materials in Energy

A Special Issue of Energy Materials

ISSN 2770-5900 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2024

Guest Editor(s)

A/Prof. Lei Wang

School of Light Industry and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Prof. Yang Zhao

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

A/Prof. Qiyao Huang

Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Syetems, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Special Issue Introduction

Paper and fiber materials, traditionally used in packaging and textiles, are now promising for energy applications due to their lightweight, flexibility, sustainability, and abundance. Advances in material science and nanotechnology have enhanced their properties for integration into various energy devices. This Special Issue highlights the latest advancements in using these materials for energy storage, conversion and generation.

Exciting research includes paper- and fiber-based batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells, leveraging their porosity for efficient ion transport and storage. By incorporating conductive materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, or metal oxides, researchers have developed flexible, lightweight devices with impressive performance, ideal for portable and wearable electronics. These technologies offer sustainable alternatives to traditional energy storage systems, broadening the possibilities for practical applications.

In the realm of energy harvesting, paper and fiber materials are being integrated with triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) and piezoelectric materials. TENGs convert mechanical energy from everyday activities into electrical energy using the triboelectric effect, while piezoelectric materials generate electricity from mechanical deformation. Additionally, fiber-based thermoelectric materials, which convert heat into electricity, are being explored to harness waste heat from industrial processes or body heat, adding another renewable energy source. These innovations provide sustainable solutions for capturing energy from environmental movements and temperature gradients, aiming to create efficient, flexible devices for diverse applications.

Despite progress, challenges such as scalability, material optimization, performance and durability remain. This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of paper and fiber materials in energy applications, inviting research on innovative fabrication techniques, performance evaluation, and exploration of emerging trends. By showcasing global research, we hope to inspire innovation and collaboration in developing sustainable energy solutions.


Paper materials, fiber materials

Submission Deadline

31 Dec 2024

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2024
Contacts: Jenna Wen, Assistant Eidtor, Assistant_Editor@energymaterj.com

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