Special Issue "Nano-based Catalysts for Renewable Energy"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Dr. Michal Bajdich
SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA
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Interests: computational heterogeneous catalysis; water splitting; CO2RR; transition-metal oxides; nanostructures; electronic structure theory; computational database and machine learning
Meeting the global energy demand in a clean, reliable and economically affordable way is one of biggest challenges of this century. Particularly challenging is to find sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels by utilizing solar energy, water and CO2, where active, selective, stable and yet economic catalysts are needed. Although significant advances have been made in this field, there is still room for improvement by engineering nanomaterials with enhanced catalytic performance.
This Special Issue on “Nano-Based Catalysts for Renewable Energy” aims at covering research on promising nano-based catalysts with potential applications to renewable energy and the fundamental understanding of chemical processes related to renewable energy. This includes (but is not limited to) the most interesting aspects of nanostructuring of catalysts such as reaction confinement, creation of uncoordinated edge sites in nano-objects, and single site catalysts. We are especially interested in original research that shows: i) the electro-catalytic performance of nano-based catalysts, ii) the availability of active sites with potential to break existing scaling relations, or iii) examples where the structure and activity have been well resolved.
Dr. Michal Bajdich
Prof. Dr. Max Garcia-Melchor
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- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Renewable energy
- Fuel cells