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Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices for Next Generation Energy Technologies

Climate change caused by fossil fuels is becoming a global concern to human beings. Now, energy is on the global agenda in terms of technology as well as politics. Taking these situations into consideration, this thematic series focuses on the advanced nanomaterials and devices for next generation energy related technologies. Papers in this thematic series introduce and review the recent advances in the emerging nanomaterials and devices for the energy harvesting, conversion and storage technologies.

Edited by: Min Jae Ko, Seigo Ito, Nam-Gyu Park

  1. Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have stimulated the modern technology due to their unique and tunable electronic, optical, and chemical properties. Therefore, it is very important ...

    Authors: Jiawen You, Md Delowar Hossain and Zhengtang Luo
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2018 5:26
  2. Research of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells had significant attention as the candidate of new future energy. Due to the toxicity, however, lead (Pb) free photon harvesting layer should be discovered to replace ...

    Authors: Ajay Kumar Baranwal, Hideaki Masutani, Hidetaka Sugita, Hiroyuki Kanda, Shusaku Kanaya, Naoyuki Shibayama, Yoshitaka Sanehira, Masashi Ikegami, Youhei Numata, Kouji Yamada, Tsutomu Miyasaka, Tomokazu Umeyama, Hiroshi Imahori and Seigo Ito
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2017 4:26
  3. Stable hydrophobic nanocomposites of magnetic nanoparticles and clay are prepared by the self-assembly of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles on surfaces of exfoliated clay platelets. Due to the attractive interactio...

    Authors: You-Hwan Son, Youngsoo Jung, Heesuk Roh and Jung-Kun Lee
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2017 4:22
  4. We confirmed the influence of ZnO nanoparticle size and residual water on performance of all inorganic perovskite solar cells. By decreasing the size of the ZnO nanoparticles, the short-circuit current density (J...

    Authors: Naoyuki Shibayama, Hiroyuki Kanda, Shin-ichi Yusa, Shota Fukumoto, Ajay K. Baranwal, Hiroshi Segawa, Tsutomu Miyasaka and Seigo Ito
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2017 4:18