Rational Design of Advanced Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) and Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (HOR)

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 October 2024 | Viewed by 114

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School of Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Institute of Mass Spectrometry, Ningbo University, Fenghua Road 818, Ningbo 315211, China
Interests: DFT; design of catalysts; single atom catalysts; structure–activity relationship
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School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China.
Interests: First-principles calculation; electrocatalysis; reaction mechanism.
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fuel cells are expected to be clean energy devices that can help address energy and environmental problems. To accelerate the sluggish oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and hydrogen oxidation reaction (HOR), electrocatalysts are commonly used to reduce their kinetic energy barriers and to improve energy conversion efficiency. Even though great efforts have been devoted to developing efficient fuel cell electrocatalysts, further investigations into the design and optimization of these catalysts are urgently needed. This Special Issue will focus on the rational design of advanced catalysts for oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation reactions.

If you would like to submit papers to this Special Issue or have any questions, please contact the in-house editor, Dr.Duangkamon Phuakkhaw ([email protected]).

Dr. Yanan Zhou
Dr. Xiaoping Gao
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  • rational design of catalysts
  • oxygen reduction reaction
  • hydrogen oxidation reaction
  • structure–activity relationship
  • DFT

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