The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in conjunction with Maney Publishing has announced the launch of Energy Materials - an online only 'virtual journal' covering current research on materials for energy generation and storage drawn from the Institute's peer reviewed journals.
Appearing quarterly, Energy Materials will draw together a selection of the latest research papers, and specially commissioned issues on a particular theme from Materials Research Innovations.
Energy Materials is edited by Professor Stuart Irvine, Director of the Glyndŵr University Centre for Solar Energy Research, OpTIC Glyndŵr, and Professor Peter Flewitt, University of Bristol and Board Member, the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre. As Chair and Vice-Chair of the Institute's Energy Materials Group (EMG) they will select the content of each issue and direct the commissioning of material through the EMG, in collaboration with the editors of other Institute journals.
Energy Materials will launch in March with an issue focusing on photocatalyst materials, principally titanium dioxide, for hydrogen generation and other specialist applications such as sterilisation of water supplies. The virtual journal will also include an extensive range of recent research, including the papers appearing in the first energy materials issue of Materials Research Innovations.
The innovative concept of a virtual journal will highlight the output of the institute's extensive energy materials activities, reflecting the broad range of materials contributions within this increasingly important sector. In this respect Energy Materials will serve as a focus for the growing community with an interest in energy materials research and applications.
Dr Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, welcomes the launch: "The Institute has a long and active involvement in energy materials, from advanced high temperature materials to the highly functionalised materials required for solar and fuel cell technologies and to support the hydrogen economy. In showcasing the wide range of research associated with these activities, the new journal reinforces the Institute's presence in this important area and its strategic commitment to the energy materials community."