Special Issue "Advances in Photocatalysis: New Materials to Fix the World"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Moisés Canle
Guest Editor
Universidade da Coruña, A Coruña, Spain
Interests: photocatalysis; photochemistry; green chemistry; reaction mechanisms
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Prof. Dr. J. Arturo Santaballa
Co-Guest Editor
Chemical Reactivity & Photoreactivity Group, Department of Chemistry, CICA & Faculty of Sciences, University of A Coruña, E-15071 A Coruña, Spain
Interests: chemistry; photochemistry; computational chemistry; chemical kinetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, a plethora of new materials is available for photocatalysis, from carbon composites to nanotubes or nanorods of different compositions, graphene derivatives, modified clays, etc. These new materials have been designed for a variety of problems, many of which are associated, in one way or another, with environmental protection and/or remediation, i.e., to fix the numerous problems that human kind has created so far. A lot of effort, through many different synthesis and fabrication strategies, has been put into searching for stable and recyclable semiconductor materials that can capture sunlight for the photodegradation of persistent organic pollutants, for photoreduction of CO2, etc. The aim of this Issue is to compile a self-contained set of papers that can give a realistic picture of the current state-of-the-art in this cutting-edge field. These may be mini-reviews or research papers describing new breakthroughs in the field of photocatalysis.

All scientists in the field are cordially encouraged to submit their manuscripts for consideration for publication in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Moisés Canle
Dr. J. Arturo Santaballa

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • photocatalysis
  • photooxidation
  • photoreduction
  • photoelectrochemistry
  • photoelectrocatalysis
  • photodegradation
  • sunlight harvesting
  • CO2 reduction
  • persistent pollutant reduction
  • green chemistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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