Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis and Photoredox Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 2728
Interests: plasmonic hybrid systems; artificial photosynthesis; solar cells; ultrafast spectroscopy
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Proficient conversion of light into storable energy and chemicals is vital for sustainable human development. Nature has mastered this in its photosynthesis process, which has been subsequently used as inspiration for manmade processes to convert solar light into chemical bonds, which guarantees storable energy deprived of greenhouse gas emission. Manmade developments or also called artificial photosynthesis include processes, such as water splitting and CO2 reduction. The concept was recently expanded to photoredox catalysis, where light is used to create complex molecules.
Advanced materials have been central to artificial photosynthesis and photoredox catalysis processes developments, either as light absorbers, charge particles relays and/or storage, catalysts, or as combination of them. Significant advances have been made when achieved when materials are combined with molecular structures, namely improvement of light harvesting, prolonging charge separation state lifetime, and increase in catalytic activity and selectivity. Additionally, they provide perfect platforms for fundamental studies of light interaction with matter and photocatalysis.
This Special Issue aims to capture the most recent developments on artificial photosynthesis and photoredox catalysis with advanced materials. These reports can cover aspects from photocatalysis to photophysics and photochemistry studies.
Prof. Dr. Jacinto Sá
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- light to chemicals
- spectroscopic studies
- reactor engineering
- advanced materials