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Special Issue "Catalytic Properties of Nanostructured Electrodic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Electrocatalysis of nanostructured materials is a well-consolidated research field, and it is, without any doubt, one of the hottest and fastest-growing areas, crosswise among several disciplines, including chemistry and materials science. The implementation of new synthetic strategies driven by a computational approach along with the setup of new in situ and in operando combined techniques have led to a faster and deeper understanding of the factors governing the electrocatalytic properties of materials at the nanoscale.
Electrode supports and active metal phases structured at the nano-level have been shown to deeply affect the activity, selectivity, and stability of an electrocatalyst. In this framework, the support texture and its surface functionalization are of primary importance, as well as the interaction with the active phase in the form of nanostructures of a different dimension, morphology, and chemistry. Therefore, the ability to trigger the electrode properties at the atomic level allows to decline different material in a plethora of applications. A lot has been done, but so far, nanostructured electrodes have opened up exciting new possibilities for future applications in a number of areas, including the energy conversion and storage field, bioelectrochemical and chemical sensors, as well as in environmental preservation and new fine chemicals synthesis. Thus, this Special Issue is particularly oriented at gathering together the most prominent research of electrocatalysis at nano-level, from fundamental to industrial application.
Prof. Christian Durante
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Nanostructured electrodes
- MSI (metal support interaction)
- Electrode mechanism
- Pollutant degradation
- Fuel cell
- CO2 conversion
- Electrocatalytic detection
- Electrocatalysis of small molecules
- In operando techniques
- Raman spectroscopy
- XPS spectroscopy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Synthesis of porous hollow La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 nanospheres as an electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media
Author: Qianqian Ji, Lei Bi, Jintao Zhang, Haijie Cao and Xiu Song Zhao
Affiliation: Institute of Materials for Energy and Environment, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
Abstract: Porous hollow La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 perovskite oxide nanospheres were synthesized by using carbon spheres as template. The electrochemical properties of the samples in the oxygen reduction reaction in a 0.1 M KOH solution were studied. Among the samples investigated, the one obtained at a sintering temperature of 700 oC exhibited an onset potential of -0.005 V (vs Hg/HgO) and limiting current density of 6.48 mA cm-2, which are comparable to that of a commercial Pt/C catalyst. However, the selectivity towards methanol and stability of the catalyst were observed to be better than that of the commercial Pt/C catalyst. The porous hollow La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 perovskite oxide catalyst holds a great promise for applications in alkaline fuel cells and metal-air batteries.