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Topic: Smart Materials for Sensing and Energy Applications

A special issue of Energy Materials

ISSN 2770-5900 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Dr. Yogendra Kumar Mishra
    Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.

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  • Prof. Adarsh Kumar Pandey
    Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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  • Prof. Dr. Ajeet Kaushik
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, USA.

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Special Issue Introduction

Nanomaterials exhibit desired and manipulative properties useful to serve as an efficient sensing element in sensing technologies. Considering next generation sensing technology in field of gas sensors and biosensors, the role of nanomaterials is very crucial to achieve sensing of targeted marker at a very level selectively. Besides, the acceptability of such sensors to real life is still challenging due to lacking portability and manageable operational parameters, where nano-enable electronics and high-power is the major open challenges. Keeping this in views, a dedicated research attention is required to develop efficient nano-system which be useful to fulfil the sensing demands at low-power.

Material’s functions play important role in energy technologies (harvesting, storage, and transportation). Carrier migration is an important aspect towards deciding the performance of energy materials and smart materials hold pivotal role in this respect. Often in some energy technologies, involved materials are desired to exhibit inbuilt sensing function as the pre-requisite. Especially, in Renewable and sustainable energy systems, like photovoltaics, CO2 capture and conversion, hydrogen production and storage, etc. where external stimuli play very important role.

Therefore, low-power, and self-power sensing system will be the future. These tasks are achievable via (1) investigating and introducing novel smart materials suitable for developing miniaturized sensing system suitable for point-of-care (POC) application; (2) optimizing electronics and sensing unit to develop low-power and self-power operation setting during sensing at POC; (3) introducing artificial intelligence (AI) to discover novel materials for sensing and energy applications; and (4) introducing internet of things to investigate hardware and interfacing to achieve advanced sensing performance. With such dedicated focused this proposed special issue will be covering following topics:
1. Smart materials (0D to 3D) of novel properties suitable for sensing and energy application;
2. Efficient nano-enabled gas sensing systems;
3. Efficient nano-enabled bio-sensing systems;
4. Self-power and low-power sensing systems;
5. Nano-Sensors for POC application;
6. AI-supported novel materials for sensing and energy applications;
7. AI and IoT supported sensing and energy systems;
8. Novel sensing technology for personalized setting;
9. Smart materials for energy storage;
10. Smart materials for Renewable and sustainable energy systems.

This special issue, focused on the above points, welcome quality reviews, mini-reviews, and research articles from reputed research groups established globally. The outcomes of this special will serve a key guidelines to explore nano-enable efficient sensing technology capable of POC application in personalized setting.

Submission Deadline

31 May 2023

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