Special Issue "Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zhenghua Tang

School of Enviroment and Technology, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Interests: my specialization lies on Pt based or other nobel metal based composite materials for oxygen reduction reaction, oxygen evolution reduction as well as PEMFC and metal air-battery application and beyond
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ligui Li

School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Interests: nanomaterials for efficient electrocatalysis in low temperature fuel cells, metal-air batteries, overall water splitting systems etc.; high-performance electrode materials for Li-S batteries; assembling of conjugated polymer and their applications in polymer/perovskite solar cells
Guest Editor
Prof. Shouzhong Zou

Department of Chemistry, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
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Interests: developing catalysts for low temperature fuel cells; CO2 reduction and gas sensing; advancing spectroscopic and microscopic techniques for the characterization of surfaces and interfaces; electrocatalysis, surface vibrational spectroscopy, metal and carbon nanomaterials, proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The ever-increasing demand for energy and the negative environmental impacts imposed by using fossil fuels have called for efficient energy conversion and storage technologies. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and lithium air (oxygen) batteries are among the most promising technologies to answer this call. Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is a cathode reaction in PEMFCs and lithium-oxygen batteries. The sluggish ORR requires the development of highly-efficient ORR catalysts before these technologies are viable and can be widely deployed in the market. Consequently, tremendous research efforts have been made in ORR catalysts and many highly-active and stable catalysts have emerged. This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and trends in synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating advanced electrocatalysts for ORR, as well as a theoretical understanding of ORR that provides rational design guides for high performance ORR catalysts.

Prof. Dr. Zhenghua Tang
Prof. Dr. Ligui Li
Prof. Dr. Shouzhong Zou
Guest Editors

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  • Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)
  • Lithium air batteries
  • Lithium oxygen batteries
  • Pt-based alloys
  • Platinum
  • Non-precious metal
  • Oxygen evolution reaction (OER)
  • density functional theory

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