Special Issue "Emerging Nanostructured Catalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: electrochemistry, polymer science, nanostructured materials, energy devices
Interests: Electrocatalysis, Materials Science, Energy Materials, Flexible and Organic Electronics, Nanotechnology
Interests: nanomaterials, sensors, environmental applications
In recent years, there has been great demand for the development of catalytic materials at the nanoscale (defined in general as 1–100 nm size scale) with a view to more accurately and efficiently control the reaction pathways. The development of next-generation nanostructured catalytic materials (NCM) relies on synthesis approaches, which can be suitable to produce stable surface-active sites through controlling the size, shape, and chemical composition of nanostructured catalysts and the surface characterization techniques that can determine catalytic activities.
The advances in NCM in the last ten years support a new vision for the nanoscience-inspired design, synthesis, and formulation of new NCM with high activities for energetically challenging reactions, high selectivity to valuable products, extended life times, and recyclability leading to the production of industrially important catalytic materials. Success has been achieved to a great extent, but exploration of developing new NCM through the precise control of the composition and structure of the materials (metals, polymers, alloys, composites, hybrids, etc.) of choice is continuing. Tremendous efforts are being made to design innovative catalysts that can be utilized in a multitude of applications. The implications of further progress in the development of new NCM and applications in the areas of energy and the environment are profound.
This Special Issue is aimed at covering the latest progress and advances on emerging NCM to overcome the current issues and challenges with regards to synthesis and properties in the fields of energy (conversion and storage) and environment-related applications. We believe that this Special Issue will provide an excellent platform for researchers to share their newest scientific advancements in the field of NCM focusing on energy and environmental applications. Authors with adequate expertise on these topics are cordially invited to submit their contributions to Catalysts.
We invite contributions in the form of original research papers, detailed reviews, or mini-reviews in, but not limited to, the specialized fields outlined below.
Prof. Anantha-Iyengar Gopalan
Dr. Saianand Gopalan
Prof. Kwang-Pill Lee
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- Nanostructured catalysts for energy conversion and storage
- Semiconductor nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications
- Environmental remediation
- Supported nanocatalysts
- Nanostructured electrocatalysts
- Nanostructured photocatalysts
- Nanostructured photoelectrocatalysts
- Nanostructured bio/photobiocatalysts
- Nanostructured catalysts for photosynthesis/artificial photosynthesis
- Nanostructured membranes for water purifications
- Photoelectrochemical water splitting
- Oxygen reduction reaction
- Oxygen/hydrogen evolution reaction
- Bioinspired catalysts
- Sustainable/clean energy