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Special Issue "Recent Advances on Carbon and Noble-Metal Based Photocatalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Dr. Jose L. Hueso Website 1 Website 2 Website 3 E-Mail
(a) Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA)-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; (b) Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; (c) Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon (ICMA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza), Spain
Interests: Nanomaterials, Photocatalysis, Microwave-driven catalysis, Plasma-catalysis, Laser Pyrolysis, Noble-metal based catalysts, Transition-metal based catalysts, Carbon-based materials, Environmental catalysis, Structured catalysts, Energy Applications, Low-cost catalysts, Enzyme-mimicking catalysts, Visible-NIR sensitizers, Process Intensification, Fenton-like catalysts, Monolithic supports
Dr. Carlos Bueno-Alejo Website E-Mail
Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon and Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; University of Zaragoza, SpainEdif. I+D, Campus Río EbroC/ Mariano Esquillor s/n50018-Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Nanoparticles synthesis, plasmonic, photocatalysis, light mediated processes, photophysics, graphene and derivatives
In recent years, photocatalysis has boosted its contribution and relevance in multiple societal challenges related with environmental (water and air purification), energetic (generation of fine chemicals or clean fuels) or biological issues, to name a few. A vast number of publications, reviews, and Special Issues (including in this journal: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/catalysts/special_issues) have been published and devoted to the use of semiconductors and other materials as catalyst for those photocatalytic reactions. Nevertheless, the margin for further development is still wide open. This Special Issue aims at highlighting the most recent breakthroughs and discoveries carried out in this hot field with an especial emphasis on the advances made in the synthesis of photocatalysts based on carbon nanostructured supports (i.e., CNTs, C3N4, graphene, RGO, etc.) or that alternatively combine the use of conventional semiconductor supports with carbon nanostructures acting as sensitizers (i.e., carbon dots, graphene dots, carbon layers, etc.) to expand the photoresponse towards the visible-near infrared (NIR) range to enhance their photo-response in the visible-near infrared range. Special attention will be also devoted to noble-metal based photocatalysts capable of absorbing light in this same visible-NIR ranges that constitute themselves as plasmonic photocatalysts or can act as sensitizers. The application of these photocatalytic materials towards less explored reactions such as gas phase or in situ biophotocatalytic processes will be also especially welcome in this Special Issue. Additional information on previous Special Issues, launched by the the journal, can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/catalysts/special_issues.
Dr. Jose L. Hueso
Dr. Carlos Bueno-Alejo
Prof. Dr. Bunsho Ohtani
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- Carbon nanodots
- noble metal
- gas phase photocatalysis
- Visible-NIR range