Special Issue "Nanoparticle Synthesis and Applications in Catalysis"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
School of Chemistry, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT, UK
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Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Catalysis for energy; H2 production; CO2 transformation to methanol; supported metal nanoparticles; Heteropolyacids; Biomass conversion; Bifunctional catalysts, Size and shape control of metal colloids; In situ and operando spectroscopy; advanced characterisation using Synchrotron and Neutron techniques
In recent decades, a wide variety of nanoparticles, consisting of several hundred thousand atoms, have been developed and have received considerable interest in areas such as catalysis, sensing, electronics, and optoelectronics. Principally, this is due to their unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties, which are often radically different from the properties observed in the bulk state. The development of nanoparticles with controlled size and shape is an increasingly important challenge, and it is expected that functionalized nanoparticles will play a key role in various application areas, including catalysis.
We invite the scientific community to submit their contributions, in the form of original research articles and review articles that could seek an excellent interaction between nanoparticles and their applications in synthesis and catalysis. We are particularly interested in articles describing 1) the synthesis of nanoparticles, 2) the study of nanoparticles with in situ and ex situ spectroscopic techniques, 3) computational modeling and simulation of nanoparticles, and 4) the application of nanoparticles in catalysis.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of nanoparticles
- Characterization of nanoparticles
- Utilization of nanoparticles in catalysis, including solar energy, chemical transformation, and energy production
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
Dr. Alberto Villa
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- catalytic applications