Special Issue on High-Temperature Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020)

Guest editors

Prof. Dr. Shu-qiang Jiao  E-mail

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy

University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

Prof. Dr. Ming-yong Wang  E-mail

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy

University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China

Prof. Dr. Wei-li Song  E-mail

Institute of Advanced Structure Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China


High-temperature molten salt usually consists of metal cations and non-metal anions. Recently, molten oxides are also considered as a kind of molten salt. Generally, molten salts possess various attractive physical-chemical properties (such as high conductivity, broad electrochemical window, rapid mass transfer, high solubility to reactants, and low vapor pressure) and are considered as a favorable medium to break the limits of aqueous solutions. In the past, high-temperature molten salt electrolysis has been widely applied as an indispensable metallurgy method to produce Al, rare earth, alkali/alkaline-earth metals and refractory metals. Besides, application and investigation of molten salts can be also extended to material synthesis, energy storage, gas capture, and nuclear energy, with expectation to advance the interdisciplinary development of metallurgy, materials, energy, chemical engineering, environment, and so on.

This Special Issue emphasizes, but is not limited to the following:

(1) Structure and properties of high-temperature molten salts, including theory, modeling, simulation and in-situ characterization methods;

(2) Novel electrochemical and chemical metallurgy processes in the high-temperature molten salts;

(3) Structural and functional materials synthetized in the high-temperature molten salts;

(4) Capture and utilization of COand SOx;

(5) Heat storage for solar and nuclear energy;

(6) Treatment and recovery of nuclear wastes;

(7) Novel batteries based on high-temperature molten salt electrolytes.

Manuscript submission information

The online submission site for this journal is locatedat https://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/ijom. To ensure that your manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important for you to select ‘‘High-Temperature Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology” when you reach the “Type” step in the submission process.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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