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
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Hydrogen energy 
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Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
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Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

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Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019

Special Issue

Batteries: Past, Present and Future

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ahamed Irshad, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

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Research Interests: lithium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries, aqueous alkaline batteries, solid electrolytes, conducting polymers, fluoride-ion batteries, metal-air batteries, electrocatalysis, photoelectrochemical devices, interfacial electrochemistry, chemical education

About This Topic

The global energy demand has increased substantially in last decade due to rapid increase in population and unprecedented growth in technology. The increased energy demand has to be met by utilizing renewable energy sources. However, seasonal variation in the power generation from renewables necessitates integrating them with energy storage devices such as batteries. Batteries store electrical energy as chemical energy at a time when energy production is high (charging) and convert back to electricity when there is power requirement (discharging). The ability of modern lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) to store tremendous amount of energy, and charge/discharge multiple times make them ideal for daily life applications. The extraordinary achievement in LIB technology is also recognized by 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino. It is the time for us to revisit major milestones in energy storage, and analyze batteries before and after LIBs.

History of batteries began with the invention of “Voltaic pile” by Italian physicist, Alessandro Volta in 1799 in an attempt to explain animal electricity proposed by Luigi Galvani. This invention triggered scientific interest that led to several aqueous batteries such as Daniel cell, nickel-iron or nickel-cadmium alkaline batteries and lead-acid batteries. However, the cell voltage of aqueous batteries was limited to 2 V due to the decomposition of water. Thus, the research goal was soon shifted to high voltage non-aqueous batteries. Lithium with massive specific capacity of 3861 mAh g-1 thanks to its low atomic weight (6.941) and most negative reduction potential (-3.04 V vs. SHE) was considered as an ultimate battery anode. However, safety issues hindered successful commercialization of lithium metal batteries. Soon the pioneers of LIB technology discovered LiCoO2 cathode and graphite anode to build the first lithium-ion battery prototype in 1985, and Sony commercialized it in 1991. Since then, LIBs dominated battery market especially for portable devices and electric vehicles. However, global lithium reserve is limited and distributed unevenly on earth’s crust. Thus, earth-abundant sodium and potassium are proposed recently as alternatives to lithium. Then again, the energy density of traditional LIBs can hardly go beyond 300 Whkg-1. Therefore, there is an urgent quest to develop high-energy metal-sulfur and metal-air batteries. In the present focus issue on batteries, original research and review articles are welcome on theoretical and experimental studies on all aspects of (i) aqueous alkaline and acid batteries, (ii) metal-ion batteries, (iii). redox flow batteries, and (iv) high energy metal-air and metal-sulfur systems.


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batteries; lithium-ion battery; energy storage; alkaline batteries; lead-acid battery; electric vehicles; metal-sulfur and metal-air batteries; energy density; aqueous and non-aqueous batteries


Open Access Original Research

Aqueous Lithium--Air Batteries with High Power Density at Room Temperature under Air Atmosphere

Received: 30 June 2021;  Published: 23 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2103041


Rechargeable batteries with higher energy and power density exceeding the performance of the currently available lithium-ion batteries are suitable for application as the power source in electric vehicles (EVs). Aqueous lithium-air batteries are candidates for various EV applications due [...]
Open Access Review

Dynamic Behavior of Li in Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries Studied using MeV Ion Beam Analysis Techniques

Received: 26 March 2021;  Published: 24 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102029


In this review, various studies on the Li depth profiles of metal/electrolyte/metal capacitors and batteries of Au/LCO/LATP/Pt, LCO/LiPON/Si, and LMO/LiPON/NbO with different metal electrodes at both sides (by bias; LCO =LiCoO2 [...]
Open Access Review

Hybrid Materials and Nanoparticles for Hybrid Silicon Solar Cells and Li-Ion Batteries

Received: 09 November 2020;  Published: 08 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102020


Hybrid composites based on inorganic nanomaterials embedded into a polymer matrix have were synthesized and characterized. Oxide semiconductor nanoparticles (SnO, SnO2, TiO2, Ga2O3, and NiO) and Si nanopartic [...]
Open Access Review

Lithium Metal Anode for High-Power and High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries

Received: 21 February 2021;  Published: 08 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2102019


Because lithium metal exhibits high specific capacity and low potential, it is the best candidate for fabricating anodes for batteries. Rechargeable batteries fabricated using lithium anode exhibit high capacity and high potential cathode; these can be potentially used to fabricate high [...]
Open Access Original Research

High Energy Density Rechargeable Aqueous Lithium Batteries with an Aqueous Hydroquinone Sulfonic Acid and Benzoquinone Sulfonic Acid Redox Couple Cathode

Received: 12 January 2021;  Published: 24 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101010


The demand for high energy density rechargeable batteries beyond lithium-ion batteries has increased for electric vehicles. In the present study, a novel high energy density rechargeable aqueous lithium battery was proposed. The battery was composed of a lithium metal anode, a lithium-stable non-aqu [...]