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Special Issue "Electro-Catalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Dr. Vincenzo Baglio Website E-Mail
CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies "N. Giordano", Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, Messina 98126, Italy
Phone: +39 090624401
Interests: direct alcohol fuel cells; electrocatalysis; polymer electrolyte fuel cells; water electrolysis; metal–air batteries; dye-sensitized solar cells; photo-electrolysis; carbon dioxide electro-reduction
Today, with the threatening energy crisis and global warming, electrochemistry faces a great challenge as a discipline interfacing chemistry and electrical engineering. The efficient conversion and storage of energy are closely correlated to the development of electrochemical energy technologies, such as fuel cells, batteries and electrolyzers. Such devices are claimed to dominate the power supply market in a future sustainable energy economy. The practical efficiencies must be yet boosted before many of the aforementioned technologies become viable for large-scale use. In particular, more active, stable, and economically viable catalysts must be developed for the electrocatalytic processes occurring at practical electrodes of the cells. In this context, the research and development of efficient catalysts are key points to reach this target. This Special Issue is intended to present and discuss the most recent advances and developments in heterogeneous catalysis for application in electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices.
Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC)
- Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells (DAFC)
- Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)
- Polymer electrolyte and solid oxide electrolysers
- Metal-air batteries
- Advances in the design and synthesis of electrocatalysts
- Advanced carbonaceous, non-carbonaceous, and hybrid support for electrocatalysts
- Oxygen reduction and/or evolution reactions
- Electro-oxidation of alcohols and other organic fuels (formic acid, glycols, etc.)
- Hydrogen oxidation and/or evolution reactions