Special Issue "Materials for High Performance Electrocatalytic Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: Electrochemistry; Electrocatalysis; Electrochemical kinetics and electrochemical reaction engineering; Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells; Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs); PEM and Solid Oxide Electrolysis; Li-ion batteries; Heterogeneous catalysis; Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis
During the last few decades, worldwide energy demand has rapidly increased due to limitations of fossil fuels, while the needs for sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy production methods through renewable alternative resources have become necessary. Hydrogen has the potential to be the key in the overall approach to tackle the issues of energy supply and climate change. Hydrogen is a clean energy carrier that can be used directly as a fuel in transportation means and other applications. Hydrogen can be produced using a number of different processes, including thermochemical, electrolytic, photo(electro)chemical and biochemical processes. Hydrogen production by electrochemical and solar-driven photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting are the most promising energy vectors for large-scale storage of intermittent electricity from solar or wind energy, providing affordable clean energy with rapid response and wide operation range.
Despite the fact that electrochemical hydrogen production has more advantages compared to other technologies, high cost and scarcity of the electrocatalysts remain a significant drawback. Water splitting electrocatalysts should combine both high activity and considerable stability for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). A large amount of electrocatalyst is necessary to overcome the sluggish OER reaction kinetics, which lowers the efficiency of the electrolyzer. At high hydrogen production rates, the availability of electrocatalyst materials may become a serious issue due to the limited resources on earth.
The Special Issue, “Materials for High Performance Electrocatalytic Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution” will address recent advances in respect to the development of electrocatalysts for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting for robust operation, sufficient lifetime and competitive cost in order to allow market penetration of the technology. Articles and reviews dealing with catalyst design, synthesis and advanced characterization, membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) and Solid Oxide Cells (SOCs) fabrication, experimental/theoretical studies on electrochemical interfaces of water splitting, fundamental studies of hydrogen and oxygen evolution reaction mechanisms, novel photoelectrochemical cell and system designs are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Tsiplakides
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- Water Electrolysis
- Water Splitting
- Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Electrolysis
- Solid Oxide Electrolysis (SOE)
- Alkaline Electrolysis
- Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolysis
- Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER)
- Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER)