Call for Papers: Advances in Energy Conversion and Storage at the Nanoscale

Martin Sugden
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This Virtual Special Issue aims to highlight and celebrate cutting-edge advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology toward energy applications. Submit your manuscript by June 15, 2024.

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Humans are facing the burgeoning challenge of addressing how to efficiently produce, store and utilize energy. Researchers are intensely investigating the interactions of light and energy with matter at the nanoscale. Their explorations have enabled understanding of the control and design of nanomaterials and nanotechnology for more effective batteries, solar cells, fuels and optoelectronic devices. ACS Nanoscience Au is launching a new Virtual Special Issue on Advances in Energy Conversion and Storage at the Nanoscale, to highlight and celebrate cutting-edge advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology toward energy applications.

We invite contributions of Articles, Letters, Reviews or Perspectives on all topics relating to nano energy, including (but not limited to):

  • Nanomaterials for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage
  • Thermoelectric nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for thermal energy management
  • Nanogenerators
  • Nanomaterials for energy-efficient (opto)electronic and spintronic systems
  • Nanostructured catalytic materials for energy-relevant transformations

Organizing Editors

Raymond Schaak, Deputy Editor, ACS Nanoscience Au
Raymond Schaak is the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at Penn State University, United States, and Deputy Editor of ACS Nanoscience Au. His research group focuses on synthetic inorganic nanochemistry with an emphasis on applications in catalysis and energy conversion and storage.

Kwabena Bediako, Guest Editor
Kwabena Bediako is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, United States, and an Editorial Advisory Board member for ACS Nanoscience Au. The Bediako group researches interfacial charge transfer and charge transport in 2D materials and heterostructures, focusing on design and controlled synthesis of atomically precise structures to understand electrochemical energy conversion and quantum electronics.

Raffaella Buonsanti, Guest Editor
Raffaella Buonsanti is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Prof. Buonsanti’s group develops novel methods for the controlled synthesis of nanomaterials and addresses fundamental challenges in electrocatalysis and energy conversion.

Nanfeng Zheng, Guest Editor
Nanfeng Zheng is a Changjiang Chair professor of chemistry at Xiamen University, China, and an academician of Chinese Academy of Science. Research in the Zheng group looks at surface and interface coordination chemistry and aims to understand and regulate the nature of chemical properties of metal nanomaterials.

Submission Information

Submissions are welcome through June 15, 2024. All articles will be peer reviewed prior to acceptance to ensure they fit the scope of the virtual special issue and meet the high scientific publishing standards of ACS Nanoscience Au. Peer review will be handled by the Deputy or Associate Editor for the journal.

If accepted, publications will go online as soon as possible and be published in the next available issue. Publications on this topic will be gathered into a virtual issue and widely promoted as significant contributions to this innovative and rapidly evolving field. ACS Nanoscience Au is a fully open access journal, meaning your paper will be available to anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

The editors welcome interested authors to submit pre-submission inquiries to Prof. Schaak ( to ensure the suitability of the work prior to submission.

Article Processing Charges apply for publication in this fully open access journal. Please see our website for more information on Open Access Pricing, our ACS Country Discount & Waiver Policy, and ACS Read and Publish agreements.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site
  • Choose ACS Nanoscience Au
  • Select your manuscript type
  • Under "Special Issue Selection," select "Nano Energy."

Please see our Author Guidelines for more information on submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2024.

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