Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization, or Applications of Novel Catalytic Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 615
Interests: nanomaterials for energy conversion and application based on the photocatalysis; heterostructures; external field enhanced photocatalysis; magnetic field enhanced photocatalysis
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; nanocatalysis; single-atom catalysis; photo(electron)catalysis; water splitting; CO2 reduction; selective hydrogenation; coupling reactions; biomass conversions
Catalysis is one of the most important topics in material science. It is an outstanding route for the control of chemical reactions through changing the kinetics based on the specific physical–chemical properties of materials, especially for nano-sized materials. Recently, there has been great advancement in this subfield during the progress of nanomaterial science. For instance, photocatalytic water splitting is an encouraging strategy for solar energy conversion. Many factors, including light absorption, charge separation, reaction activity, have been extensively studied. Based on the improvement of catalytic property, the application has been extended to CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, as well as traditional organic synthesis. Similarly, the electrochemical process for the above catalytic process is also attractive. The different initial energy provides a higher energy density for the potential practical application. The various strategies, such as surface facet modification, band structure modification, and external field assistance, have been areas of interest for a while. The recent progress is encouraged to be reported to further improve this subfield. This Special Issue aims to cover the recent progress and trends in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of novel heterogeneous catalysts.
Prof. Dr. Yuanhua Sang
Prof. Dr. Zupeng Chen
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- heterogeneous catalysis
- water splitting
- CO2 reduction
- N2 reduction
- organic synthesis
- charge separation
- external field enhancement
- catalytic activity
- electrochemical reaction
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: Piezotronic process enhanced photocatalytic process by charge separation improvement
Authors: Xiaowen Su; Xiaolei Zhao; Chao Cui; Ning Xi; Yuanhua Sang
Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Title: Ultrathin TiO2 nanobelts/Sn3O4 nanosheets heterostructures for boost photocatalytic property
Authors: Xiaoning Wang; Yanming Wang
Affiliation: School of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Shandong Jiaotong University, Jinan, 250357, China
Title: Preparation and Electrochemical Properties of MnO2/TiO2/ Porous Titanium Sandwich Structure
Authors: Jing Pan, Qing Li, Xigui Sun, Sujie Chang*
Affiliation: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Fengming Road, Jinan 250101, China
Abstract: Powder metallurgical porous titanium-based nanostructure composites are attractive for high-tech applications of energy conversion and energy storage due to their three-dimensional (3D) micro-nano hierarchical structure. This study presents a novel sandwich nanostructure of MnO2/TiO2/porous Ti that was successfully prepared by a chemical co-precipitation reaction between KMnO4 and MnSO4. The composite structural and morphological analysis of the nano-coatings were carried out by means of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), respectively. The results indicate that the surface of coatings is uniform and compact, with a high load capacity. The MnO2 nanoparticles are filled onto the TiO2 nanowire formed by the hydrothermal method. The electrochemical properties of the resultant were investigated by testing the charge/discharge curves and cyclic voltammetry of a three-electrode system. It showed that MnO2/TiO2/porous Ti electrode has the best capacitor performance and that nano-MnO2 coatings significantly decrease the corrosion currents densities. It indicates that the nano-MnO2 coatings exhibit excellent anti-corrosion properties at room temperature and better capacitance performance.