Special Issue "Advances in Electrochemical Fabrication of Nanoporous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: electrochemistry; electrochemical synthesis of nanostructured materials; anodic oxidation of metals; nanostructured semiconductors; photoelectrochemistry
Nanoporous materials have received great scientific and technological interest owing to their excellent properties, which lead to a great variety of possible applications, including but not limited to energy conversion and storage, catalysis, separation technologies, sensors, optical, magnetic, and electronic devices. Therefore, the efforts of many groups are focused on the development of new, easily implementable, and relatively cheap methods of fabrication of such materials. Among the many strategies that have been already proposed, electrochemical processes, such as controlled electrochemical oxidation (anodization), are especially interesting and promising. Simplicity, low cost, and easily accessible equipment seem to be the most important advantages of these methods.
A great variety of nanoporous materials, including metal oxides (e.g., Al2O3, TiO2, WO3, ZrO2, SnO2, ZnO), semiconductors (e.g., Si, InP, GaP), or metals (e.g., Au) have been successfully obtained via this method. What is more, the geometrical features of porous materials can be controlled, to some extent, by adjustment of anodizing conditions that opens many perspectives for fabrication of nanoporous structures with a precisely defined morphology and properties, dedicated to particular applications. During recent years, tremendous progress in the development of new electrochemical methods for fabrication of nanoporous materials has been observed.
Therefore, in this Special Issue of Nanomaterials, we expect both regular research papers and reviews on all aspects related to electrochemical methods that can be used for the synthesis of nanoporous materials. Articles describing new strategies of electrochemical synthesis, as well as characterization and possible applications of electrochemically formed nanoporous materials, are especially welcome.
Dr. Leszek Zaraska
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- Nanoporous materials
- Electrochemical methods