Special Issue "Nanostructured Biofuel Cells"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017)
Prof. Lital Alfonta
Department of Life Sciences and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501, Israel
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Interests: hybrid biofuel cells; redox enzyme engineering; direct electron transfer between enzymes and electrodes; synthetic biology; genetic code expansion
Biofuel cells are energy producing devices, were the catalysts are, in fact, biocatalysts that may be used both at the anode and at the cathode of such devices, while the biofuel is made of organic molecules (either simple monomers or more complex carbohydrates). Biocatalysts may vary between a single type of enzyme to whole enzymatic cascades or a whole microorganism/tissue. However, these biological entities are required to communicate efficiently with inorganic materials; electrodes, in order to constitute an efficient biofuel cell device. Ever since the first enzyme-based biofuel cell device was built in 1964, efforts have been underway to improve the interface between biological molecules/organisms and electrodes. Many advancements have been made in the past few decades towards this end, involving materials and matrices that were later coined “nanomaterials”.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the nanostructuring of materials to afford superior interfaces between biomolecules and electrodes in biofuel cells.
Prof. Dr. Lital Alfonta
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- biocathodes, bioanodes
- enzyme based fuel cells
- microbial fuel cells
- nanostructured interface, wiring, power output
- implantable biofuel cells