Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes original research and review articles and also publishes Survey, Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Tutorial and Discussion Papers from experts in these fields to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 4.3 weeks after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

In Situ and Operando Characterization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Quentin Meyer, PhD

Nanoelectrochemistry Group, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney 2032, New South Wales. Australia.

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Research Interests: hydrogen fuel cell; advanced metrology development; non-precious metal catalysts.

Robin T. White, PhD

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Pleasanton, California 94588, United States

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Research Interests: energy materials and devices; in-situ and operando imaging; advanced image processing

About This Topic

The development of zero-carbon emission electrochemical energy conversion technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, as promising alternatives to energy production by fossil fuels, has tremendously attracted interests in recent years. Among the fundamental challenges hindering the commercialisation of fuel cells are their inherent complexity and the lack of an in-depth understanding of the undergoing electrochemical processes. In situ and operando characterisation techniques identify local structural changes and electrochemical phenomena which cannot be captured by conventional measurements. Linking structural and electrochemical processes in the same geometric area and the related information has been challenging in the past due to inherent limitations such as sample size and imaging resolution. This has created a significant knowledge gap in the structure‐to-performance relationships as operating conditions and degradation unevenly affect different areas of the cell. To attempt closing this gap, this Special Issue welcomes research findings and advancements on the mapping and imaging of hydrogen fuel cells. The research areas include fuel cell 3-D imaging techniques such as X-ray computed tomography (X-CT), X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy computed tomography (CT-XANES) and TEM-tomography, as well as fuel cell mapping using techniques such as neutron imaging and current mapping. Studies combining both approaches are particularly welcome.

Keywords

hydrogen fuel cells; 3-D imaging; neutron imaging; current mapping.

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