Editor’s Choice: 2D materials for energy storage and conversion

2D materials for energy storage and conversion

A collection of articles selected by Renzhi Ma

Professor Renzhi Ma, NIMS Japan and Associate Editor for Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances, presents an online article collection featuring his highlights of the latest research published in the journals on 2D materials for energy conversion and storage.

“The ever-growing two-dimensional (2D) material family, including graphene, phosphorene, metal oxides and hydroxides, transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes), transition metal borides (MBenes), metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and so on, have garnered increasing attention due to their molecular thickness, high specific surface area and tunable physicochemical properties dependent on the structure, composition and functionalization. 2D materials and their composites have been extensively exploited to fabricate efficient electrochemical energy storage (supercapacitors, batteries) and energy conversion (fuel cells, thermoelectric devices) systems.

In this online collection, we have selected an array of 2D-energy related research articles and reviews recently published in Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances. In addition to providing a concrete experimental demonstration for the outstanding performance, we also paid attention in picking up theoretical results forecasting the extraordinary potential of some emerging 2D materials in energy-related applications. We hope that the readers find this themed collection informative and useful.”


Read the collection


We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

Best wishes,

Professor Renzhi Ma

NIMS, Japan


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