Special Issue "Electrocatalysis in Energy and Green Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2021) | Viewed by 19191
Interests: Catalysis; Electrocatalysis; Catalysts synthesis; In situ and operando spectroscopy; Nanocarbons for catalytic application; Structural characterization; Energy research
Interests: PEM fuel cells; CO2 electroreduction; Electrochemistry Materials; Nanomaterials; Nanostructured carbon materials; Heterogeneous catalysts; Catalyst Characterization; Catalyst Synthesis; Porous Materials
Electro-catalysis lies at the core of energy storage and conversion devices and electrode design is a key-enabler of these technologies. An electrode is a multi-components system where specific physicochemical properties such as redox and acid/base properties, hydrophobic/hydrophilic characteristics, surface area and electrical conductivity operate concertedly to enable a reaction to occur efficiently. Not only the nature, nuclearity and morphology of the active phase, but also other factors significantly modify the performances of the electrode. Amongst others, support effects, promoters and more recently ligands effects in single metal atom/organic hybrid systems have been investigated for fine-tuning of the activity and selectivity. Additionally, the “electrode prehistory”, in terms of the synthetic methods and the materials used for the electrode preparation, has also a significant influence on performances.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent trends and progresses in the development of electrocatalysts for electro-catalytic applications including, but not limited to, the carbon dioxide reduction, hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen reduction and evolution reactions and ammonia synthesis. The goal of this issue is to provide the readership with a collection of articles in which emphasis is placed not only on the discovery of new active materials and/or electrode preparation but also on the understanding of the nanostructural and chemical characteristic of the electrodes responsible for improved performance.
Dr. Rosa Arrigo
Dr. Sara Pérez Rodríguez
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- Single-atom electro-catalysis
- Metal-Carbon based electro-catalysis
- Heteroatom functionalized carbon
- Non-precious electrocatalysts
- Carbides and nitrides electrocatalysts