High-temperature Electrochemistryhas a long history backdated to the discovery of alkali metals in 1807 when Sir Humphry Davy firstly isolated potassium and sodium by electrolysis of molten hydroxides. His student, Michael Faraday, then established Faraday鈥檚 laws of electrolysis in 1834 based on high-temperature electrochemical systems. Such a topic soon fulfilled great commercial success in Aluminum extractionviathe Hall-Heroult cell in 1886, which is now shining in massive production of metallic Al with the annual yields as high as several hundred million tons. Electrochemistry in high-temperature media offers enhanced reaction kinetics and unique interfacial mechanisms, provoking high-flux and efficient materials preparation/processing, energy storage/conversion, carbon capture/utilization and resource recycling. The classic topic on active metal extraction has hence become a new research hotspot on energy, environmental and resource sustainability that is exactly the central focus ofJournal of Energy Chemistry. Deep and comprehensive insights into the interfacial phenomena and service behaviors of the high-temperature electrochemical electrolyzers/batteries/fuel cells are of prime importance, which is the emphasis of the proposed special issue.
Submission highly related but not limited to the below subjects are welcome:
Electrolytic preparation/synthesis/processing in high-temperature media.
Electrochemical energy storage/conversion in high-temperature media.
Electrochemical carbon capture and utilization in high-temperature media.
Electrochemical recovery of waste in high-temperature media.
Fundamental properties of materials/electrolytes in high-temperature electrochemical devices.
In-situ and operando observations on high-temperature electrochemical devices.
Novel concepts on high-temperature electrochemical devices.