Special Issue "Nanostructures for Photocatalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019)
Professor Paolo Ciambelli
This Special Issue, “Nanostructures for Photocatalysis”, aims at contributing to assess the state-of-the-art of breakthroughs in novel photocatalytic materials, brought about from the continuing progress of advanced nanoscience and nanotechnology in recent years. Specifically, nanostructured-controlled photocatalysts are the subject of this issue. Therefore, with respect to usual semiconductor materials, mostly titania-based, new materials, such as metal oxides, metal organic framework, metal complexes, and porous materials add to the list of candidates for photocatalytic applications, profiting from potential high performance related to their specific nanostructures.
All aspects involved in the development of novel photocatalysts, from synthesis to characterization, to reactions applications, will be considered, but specific attention will be given to new opportunities given by the extraordinary progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology, applied to catalyst formulation, the role of advanced spectroscopic diagnostic applied to catalyst nano structure characterization, and the available kinetic approaches to give evidence to the role of nanostructure in affecting the reaction mechanisms.
Moreover, major attention will be devoted to the performance of nanostructured photocatalysts under visible light irradiation.
Finally,with respect to application of nano structured photocatalysts, this Special Issue will give space, not only to the more usual field of air and water depolluting, but also to appealing area, such as selective organic synthesis and water and carbon dioxide conversion for energy purposes.
Professor Paolo Ciambelli
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- Nanostructured catalysts
- Semiconductor and beyond semiconductor photocatalysts
- Advanced synthesis of nano catalysts
- Advanced characterization techniques for nano catalysts
- Nanostructured photocatalysts for energy and environment application
- Nanostructure driven photocatalytic reactions