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CHEN Wei(weichen@ciac.ac.cn)


Carbon materials are traditional electrode materials due to their excellent electrical conductivities, high electrochemical stabilities and wide potential windows. Glassy carbon, graphite, various activated charcoals, carbon fibers etc. have been widely used in electrochemistry serving as electrode substrates or supports. In addition to their applications in basic electrochemistry, carbon materials have also played important roles in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. In recent years, various types of carbon structures, from zero-dimensional carbon nanodots, one-dimensional nanotubes, two-dimensional graphene to three-dimensional porous carbons, have attracted increasing attention in electrochemical field. It has been found that carbon materials have outstanding properties as advanced electrochemical energy storage materials, and can be applied as supercapacitors and electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, as well as advanced supporting materials for electrocatalysis and electroanalysis. Moreover, recent studies showed that heteroatom-doped or surface-functionalized carbon materials represent one of the most promising noble metal- or metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cells. In recent years, scientists and technologists from China have made great contributions to the development in electrochemistry of carbon materials, and breakthrough has been achieved in this field, including design and synthesis of novel structure, studies in properties and applications of carbon materials in electrochemical energy-related fields.


Electrochemistry of Carbon Materials, Special Issue

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