Special Issue "Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanomaterials and Applications in Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jung-Ho Yun
Guest Editor
Nanomaterials Centre, School of Chemical Engineering, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: semiconducting nanomaterials; photoelectrochemistry; water splitting for H2 geneation; halide perovskite materials; perovskite solar cells; optoelectronic devices
Dr. Jeonghun Kim
Guest Editor
College of Science and Technology, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Kookmin University, 77, Jeongneung-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02707, South Korea
Interests: functional nanomaterials; nanoporous materials; polymers; metal-organic frameworks (MOF); carbon; metal oxide; metal; nanostructure
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since Fujishima’s research on Electrochemical Photolysis of Water Using Nanomaterial-Based Photoelectrodes in 1972, the photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties of semiconducting nanomaterials have been attracting great attention based on expectations of clean, renewable, and sustainable technologies in energy and environmental fields. The novel PEC properties of semiconducting nanomaterials shed significant insights into emerging solar-driven research areas, including solar-to-fuel conversion by water splitting for H2 and PEC reduction of CO2, solar-to-energy conversion by solar cells and solar fuel cells, and environmental remediation by advanced oxidation process (AOP) along with their hybrid systems. In particular, the design of novel semiconducting nanomaterials and in-depth investigation of PEC mechanisms in the applied devices will be key drivers in achieving innovative solar-driven energy and environmental applications. Thus, it is expected that this Special Issue of Nanomaterials will offer in-depth knowledge and new research findings on PEC characteristics of nanomaterials, contributing to advancing solar-driven energy conversion and environmental applications utilizing PEC mechanisms.

Dr. Jung-Ho Yun
Dr. Jeonghun Kim
Guest Editors

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  • Photoelectrochemistry and photocatalysis
  • Photocharge transport dynamics mechanism in semiconducting nanomaterials system
  • Photoactive nanomaterials
  • Nanostructured photoelectrodes
  • Photoelectrochemical water splitting for H2 generation
  • Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction
  • Solar cells using nanostructured photoelectrodes
  • Electronic device applications using photoelectrochemical characteristics of nanomaterials
  • Photoelectrochemical advanced oxidation process for environmental remediation
  • Photoelectrochemical hybrid system integrating H2 generation and environmental remediation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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