Special Issue "Preparation and Characterization of Nanostructured Materials in Photocatalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yo Ichikawa Website E-Mail
Department of Physical Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
Interests: functional material composed of nano-oxide materials and nano-carbon; photonics for enhancement of photocatalytic efficiency; synthesis of nanostructured oxide materials for catalysis by vapor and liquid phase processing
Guest Editor
Dr. Mitsuhiro Honda Website E-Mail
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Interests: nanomaterials; plasmonics; photocatalysis; laser ablation; energy and environmental applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As is well known, fine processing and characterization of nanostructures for photocatalysis are very important to realize industrial applications. In nanostructured materials, nanoparticles in bulk material and nanostructured films are included. Regarding processing, methods using plasma, laser, heat, and so on are included. Especially articles about new processing are welcome. Further, submitting articles concerning with a cause-investigation and a solution to problem appearing in a conventional processing method is also welcome, because it is expected that approaches to problems give readers an inspiration for newer catalytic research. Finally, regarding characterization, articles concerning nanoscale analysis on materials indicating photocatalytic phenomena are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Yo Ichikawa
Dr. Mitsuhiro Honda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanostructured TiO2 and other materials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructured films
  • Vapor phase processing
  • Liquid phase processing
  • Surface analysis
  • Nano-Crystal structure in catalytic materials
  • Water splitting by photocatalysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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