Special Issue "Cerium-based Materials for Energy Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich F. Vogt
1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
2. Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Crystallography, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Hermann-Herder-Str. 5, D-79104 Freiburg i.Br., Germany
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Interests: materials for energy conversion; CeO2 redox reactions; perovskites; power-to-gas; H2 electrolysis (SOEC, AWE)
Prof. Paolo Fornasiero
Universita’ degli Studi di Trieste, Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trieste, Italy
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Interests: material chemistry; functional metal oxides; hybrids and nanostructured catalysts; energy applications; environmental applications; heterogeneous catalysis
Ceria (CeO2) plays a key role in many catalytic processes. Due to its excellent oxygen storage capacity (OSC), ceria and ceria-based mixed oxides are widely used for industrially-relevant applications, like three-way catalysis, catalytic oxidation in exhaust converters, hydrocarbon reforming, SOFC fuel cells, SOEC electrolysis, photocatalysis, water–gas shift reactions, or thermochemical water splitting. Doping and formation of nanocomposites and solid solutions allow to enhance the excellent redox properties of ceria, and to significantly improve its high temperature- and chemical stability. Consistently, ceria-based materials are ideal materials, even for demanding high temperature catalytic reactions.
While there is no doubt that ceria, as with any catalyst, is able to reduce the energetic requirements of the catalytic process where it is applied, particularly relevant are the direct application of ceria-based materials in the energy sector. This is the case of ceria-based materials used as electrolytes in SOFS, as co-catalyst in anodes of SOFC or in DAFC, as active components in the formulation of reforming catalysts for hydrogen production or in thermochemical applications. Applications of ceria-based materials in photo- or photoelectrochemical processes for solar fuel production are also exponentially growing.
The goal of this Special Issue aims is to bring together the actual status of research on the use of ceria-based materials for energy-related applications in an openly-accessible way, in order to allow better communication of this topic to a wider audience. Therefore, we invite you to contribute with a paper in the above-mentioned areas and allow your research to inform and influence the next generation of scientist to keep the field as vibrant as it is today.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich F. Vogt
Prof. Dr. Paolo Fornasiero
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- Ceria oxygen exchange mechanism
- CeO2–y oxygen storage capacity
- Ceria oxygen exchange mechanisms
- ceria-based mixed oxides
- thermochemical water splitting
- thermochemical syngas production
- dopand solubility limit
- solar fuels
- ceria based FC
- photocatalytic water splitting