Special Issue "Bimetallic Photocatalysts"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Grzegorz Nowaczyk
Guest Editor
NanoBioMedical Centere, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska str. 85, Poznan, 61-614, Poland
Interests: inorganic and organic nanomaterials, hybrid nanoparticles, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, nanomaterials for catalysis, molecular dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The photocatalytic activity of well-known catalysts can be successfully tuned by modifications using various types of metallic elements. One of the most promising approaches is the utilization of bimetallic systems to significantly improve the catalytic efficiency as well as to reduce the cost of application of such systems, making them more competitive with other widespread materials. Nanoparticles composed of two different metallic elements show novel electronic, optical, catalytic, or photocatalytic properties compared with their monometallic counterparts. The aim of many studies taking the advantage of bimetallic materials is to expand the absorption of photocatalysts towards the visible region of light. In the case of plasmonic bimetallic nanoparticles deposited on a semiconductor surface, they may enhance the photocatalytic activity under UV and visible light irradiation. Although the effect of monometallic particles on the photocatalytic activity of a semiconductor is well investigated and proved, the influence of the structure and composition of bimetallic materials on the photocatalytic reaction still needs a detailed clarification.

Dr. Grzegorz Nowaczyk
Guest Editor

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  • bimetallic nanomaterials
  • modification of semiconductors
  • structure and function of photocatalysts
  • synthesis of bimetallic photocatalysts
  • water and gas purification
  • H2 generation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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