Exploring T-carbon for energy applications
Seeking for next-generation energy sources that are economic, sustainable (renewable), clean (environment-friendly), and earth-abundant, is crucial when facing the challenges of the energy crisis. There have been numerous studies exploring the possibility of carbon-based materials to be utilized in future energy applications. In this paper, we introduce T-carbon, which is a theoretically predicted but also a recently experimentally synthesized carbon allotrope, as a promising material for next-generation energy applications. It is shown that T-carbon can be potentially used in thermoelectrics, hydrogen storage, lithium ion batteries, etc. The challenges, opportunities, and possible directions for future studies of energy applications of T-carbon are also addressed. With the development of more environment-friendly technologies, the promising applications of T-carbon in energy fields would not only produce scientifically significant impact in related fields, but also lead to a number of industrial and technical applications.
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