Special Issue "Novel Non-Precious Metal Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Electrode Reactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
Prof. Dr. Yongjun Feng
State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), No. 15, Beisanhuan East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China
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Interests: non-platinum metal electrocatalysts; oxygen reduction reaction (ORR); oxygen evolution reaction (OER), multifunctional layered nanomaterials; layered double hydroxides (LDHs); high-performance adsorption materials; removal of heavy metals and phosphate
Prof. Dr. Hui Yang
Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Pudong New Area, Haike Road No. 99, Shanghai, 201210, China
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Interests: Pt-based electrocatalysts for fuel cells’ reaction non-precious metal catalyst for hydrogen oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions; new proton exchange membrane with high stability; direct methanol fuel cells; energy storage materials
Increasing inevitable global demands for energy have stimulated considerable research on alternative energy harvesting technologies, conversion and storage systems with high efficiency, cost-effective and environmentally friendly systems, such as fuel cells, rechargeable metal-air batteries, unitized regenerative cells, and water electrolyzers. In these devices, the conversion between oxygen and water plays a key step in the development of oxygen electrodes: Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER). To date, the state-of-art catalysts for ORR consist of platinum-based materials (Pt), while ruthenium (Ru)- and iridium (Ir)-oxides are the best-known OER catalyst materials. The scarcity of precious metals, their prohibitive cost, and declining activity greatly hamper the practice for large-scale applications. It is of paramount practical importance and interest to develop efficient and stable materials for the oxygen electrode, based on Earth-abundant non-noble metals. With the fast development of advanced nanotechnology, novel non-precious metal electrocatalysts for the oxygen reactions have been explored based on the innovative design in chemical compositions, structure, and morphology, and supports.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and advances in novel non-precious metal electrocatalysts tailoring with high activity and stablity for the catalytic conversion between water and oxygen. Additionally, electrocatalytic activity, selectivity, durability, and mechanism for single or bifunctional oxygen electrode reactions should be important subjects for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Alonso-Vante
Prof. Dr. Yongjun Feng
Prof. Dr. Hui Yang
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- Non-precious metal electrocatalysts
- oxygen reduction reaction
- oxygen evolution reaction
- bifunctional electrocatalysts
- electrocatalytic activity
- electrocatalytic selectivity
- electrocatalytic durability, unitizes fuel cells.