Special Issue "Hybrid Materials for Oxygen Electrocatalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ana Jorge Sobrido Website E-Mail
Materials Research Institute, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Interests: energy materials; redox flow batteries; water electrolyzers; photoassisted reactions; energy storage; oxygen bifunctional electrocatalysts; photoelectrodes; water splitting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increase concern in climate change resulting from the use of fossil fuels, has led to researchers over the world to search for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies, such as metal-air batteries, polymer electrolyte water electrolyzers and polymer electrolyte fuel cells, is of great importance. The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) are the key processes that drive these technologies. However, both suffer from complex multielectron transfer steps. Currently, expensive noble metals such as Ir, Ru (for OER) and Pt (for ORR) are applied as electrocatalysts, making their large-scale implementation extremely challenging. In this context, designing advanced nanostructured materials based on low-cost abundant compounds, that exhibit high electrocatalytic activity towards oxygen reduction and / or evolution reactions, is among the hottest research topics in the current energy landscape.

This Special Issue of Catalysts on “Hybrid Materials for Oxygen Electrocatalysis” is devoted to new materials for oxygen electrocatalysis, with a special focus on hybrid materials and advanced new methods, including in situ and operando techniques, which can lead to a better understanding of structure–performance relationships. It is therefore my pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue with your research article, communication, or review.

Dr. Ana Jorge Sobrido
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • oxygen electrocatalysis
  • oxygen evolution reaction
  • oxygen reduction reaction
  • bifunctional electrocatalysts
  • hybrid materials
  • energy conversion
  • energy storage

Published Papers

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