Focus Issue on Heterogeneous Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage II

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society is publishing a focus issue in connection with the 241st ECS Meeting symposium, Heterogeneous Functional Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage 3.

Heterogeneous functional materials (HeteroFoaMs) are pervasive in electrochemical devices. These devices consist of multiple materials combined at multiple scales (from atomic to macro) that actively interact during their functional history in a manner that controls their collective performance as a system at the global level. The principal motivation for this focus issue is to provide a place to publish the science that controls emergent properties in heterogeneous functional materials as a foundation for design of functional material devices with performance not bounded by constituent properties.

This virtual issue focuses on papers covering the following topics:

  • Novel modeling approaches to elucidate fundamental phenomena in 3D microstructures;
  • Advanced 3D imaging and characterization techniques;
  • New constitutive theory to correlate material properties to performance;
  • Advanced material synthesis and manufacturing methods to create highly ordered microstructures;
  • New concepts for the design of novel materials for electrochemical applications;
  • Applications of heterogeneous functional materials in devices for energy.

The issue is open to all interested authors who may submit review, critical review, perspective, methods, communication, and original research articles.

Accepting Submissions: June 30, 2022 | Submission Deadline: September 28, 2022

Guest Editors

Wilson K. S. Chiu, University of Connecticut, U.S. |  
Fanglin Chen, University of South Carolina, U.S. |
Steven DeCaluwe, Colorado School of Mines, U.S. |
Nian Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S |
Alice H. Suroviec, Berry College, U.S. |

Technical Editors

Doron Aurbach, Bar-Ilan University, Israel |
Xiao-Dong Zhou, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S. |
David E. Cliffel, Vanderbilt University, U.S. |


Robert Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, U.S. |

Articles are published in a standard issue of the journal as they are accepted. If selected at submission, accepted papers are published online in the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience within 24 hours of scheduling for publication. The version of record is published online within approximately 10 days of final acceptance.

Visit the ECS website for author submission instructions and requirements for each article type.

OPEN ACCESS: Authors choosing to publish open access agree to pay an article processing charge (APC) if their papers are accepted. APCs are discounted by 75 percent for ECS members and waived for authors from ECS Plus subscribing institutions. Check if your institution subscribes to ECS Plus. Discounts are applied at the time of payment.

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